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Collection Reference Number GLC09332
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1859 
Title Abolitionist broadside
Date 1 December 1859
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Abolitionist broadside endorsed "Distributed in the streets of Boston Thursday evening Dec.1, 1859, the day before the execution of John Brown." Bold text reads: "Let their epitaphs remain unwritten until the not distant day when no slave shall clank his chains in the shades of Monticello or by the graves of Mount Vernon." Brown was hanged on Dec. 2, 1859.
Subjects John Brown  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Reform Movement  Death Penalty  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859