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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.09
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry justifying violence in the cause of abolition
Date 2 August 1858
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Recipient Stevens, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Elaborates on abolitionist efforts in Kansas. Justifies violence citing the number of slaves who are "murdird" each year. Continues that war is just when in self defense and liberty must be absolute, quoting Patrick Henry: "Give me liberty or give me death." Refers to "trator" Hugh Forbes, who was a foil to Brown's efforts in Kansas.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Death  Military History  
People Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Springdale, Iowa
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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