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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters
|Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry on the prospect of facing death
|23 February 1860
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)
|Ponders his sentence and the prospect of death. Hopes for mercy so that he may continue to live, but is doubtful and accepts death calmly. Discusses spiritualism. Written from Charlestown jail.
|John Brown Slavery African American History Abolition Prisoner Death Penalty Death Religion
|Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860) Brown, John (1800-1859)
|Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family; Law; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859