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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.13
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his brother Henry with a farewell message shortly before his execution
Date 13 March 1860
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Recipient Stevens, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Bids his brother farewell, with knowledge of his upcoming death. Encourages Henry to explore spiritualism and to live rightly: "as you love yourself as you love man as you love woman, as you love god, work with your head heart and hands for the happiness of yourself and all the world." Written from Charlestown jail.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Death Penalty  Death  Children and Family  Religion  Prisoner  
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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