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George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer

Dates: June 4, 1856

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

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. G. W. Brown described the sack of Lawrence and the destruction of his printing press, commented upon the harshness of his prison conditions, and asked Eli Thayer to do anything in his power to help secure his release.

  • George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer
  • George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer
  • George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer
George Washington Brown to Eli Thayer