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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.12
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry on the prospect of facing death
Date 23 February 1860
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Recipient Stevens, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Prisoner  Death Penalty  Death  Religion  
People Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Charlestown, Virginia
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Children & Family; Law; Religion
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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