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Collection Reference Number GLC03007.02
From Archive Folder Collection of John Brown documents from Alexander M. Ross 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to Anne Brown Adams discussing his upcoming execution and looking forward to meeting old friends in "the other world"
Date 1 March 1860
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Recipient Adams, Anne Brown  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects African American History  John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  Religion  Women's History  Prisoner  Death  Death Penalty  
People Adams, Anne Brown (1843-1926)  Stevens, Aaron Dwight (1831-1860)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  Hazlett, Albert (1837-1860)  
Place written Charlestown, Virginia
Theme Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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