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George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown

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Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915

Date: May 13, 1856

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: George Washington Brown Coll. #297 Box 1 Folder 1

Unit ID: 90480

Summary: George Washington Brown, editor of the "Herald of Freedom" newspaper, was one of seven free-state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856, on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton, Kansas Territory. Writing to his mother on the day before his arrest, Brown expresses concern that his life could be in danger. He instructes his mother to use his estate to provide support for the "Herald of Freedom."

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Title (Main title): George W. Brown to Sarah H. Brown

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Local Note: TKO Doc ID 100199