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Leigh R. Webber to Miss Brown

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Creator: Webber, L. R.

Date: October 22, 1859

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: John Stillman Brown Coll. #300, Box 1, Correspondence 1858-1859

Unit ID: 220184

Summary: This letter, written by Leigh R. Webber from Lawrence, Kansas Territory, was addressed to Miss Brown, a daughter of John Stillman Brown, a Unitarian minister who lived west of Lawrence. Webber discussed personal issues such as the health of the Brown family, the weather and agricultural issues. He wrote about Kansas and national politics, including Charles Robinson?s role as governor under the new Leavenworth Constitution and James H. Lane's political ambitions. The latter part of the letter focused on John Brown. Webber was conflicted about the morality of Brown?s violent actions; while he deemed them ?reckless and hopeless,? he also believed they may have been provoked by Brown?s own religious beliefs and the violence of ?the slave power".

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