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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.11
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry on injuries at Harper's Ferry, life in jail and spiritual beliefs
Date 30 January 1860
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Recipient Stevens, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes his wounds at Harpers Ferry: "I received six wounds there [his chest], three in my head, two in my brest and one through my left arm two in my head were the worst." Claims he is enjoying his time in jail, with the help of his jailer Captain Avis and the variety of gifts sent to him by friends, some of whom he lists: "Mrs. R.B. Spring Mrs. L Maria Child, Miss Watkins, Mr. James Redpath and others." Mrs. Spring nursed John Brown, "Capt. B." Discusses his views on spiritualism and his doubt of the Bible, mentioning two books, one by Professor "Robbrt" Hare, the other entitled "Studies in religion." Awaits his trial tomorrow.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Injury or Wound  Prisoner  Gift  Women's History  Religion  
People Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Charlestown, Virginia
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family; Law; Religion; Women in American History
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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