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Collection Reference Number GLC07231.10
From Archive Folder Letters from Aaron D. Stevens to his brother and sisters 
Title Aaron D. Stevens to his sister discussing his trial and offering spiritual encouragement
Date 18 January 1860
Author Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Tells of his upcoming trial and predicts that he will "receive a free pass to the Spirit world." Mentions receiving many presents and aid, including from Mrs. Spring and Miss Watkins. Expresses his desire to tell her more on his views of religion. Written from Charlestown jail.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Death Penalty  Judiciary  Prisoner  Law  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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