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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1859
|1 December 1859
|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.
|John Brown Slavery African American History Abolition Reform Movement Death Penalty
|African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859