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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross
|Aaron D. Stevens to Anne Brown Adams discussing his upcoming execution and looking forward to meeting old friends in "the other world"
|1 March 1860
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)
|Adams, Anne Brown
|Likely copied in Anne Brown Adams' hand. Awaiting his execution "very cheerful and happy," he councils her to always try and do what is good, for "the better they do the higher they rise in happiness." Looks forward to "the other world" and meeting old friends there. Says Harrison, the assumed name of Albert Hazlett, is also awaiting his execution. Written from Charlestown Jail.
|African American History John Brown Abolition Slavery Religion Women's History Prisoner Death Death Penalty
|Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926) Stevens, Aaron Dwight (1831-1860) Brown, John (1800-1859) Hazlett, Albert (1837-1860)
|Slavery & Abolition
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Aaron D. Stevens was one of the Harpers Ferry raiders. He was sentenced to hang March 16, 1860. Albert Hazlett was one of the Harpers Ferry raiders. After escaping from Harpers Ferry he assumed the name William H. Harrison, and all the other raiders pretended not to know him. His ruse failed, and he was sentenced to hang March 16, 1860. Anne Brown Adams was John Brown's daughter.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945