Article Title

The Martyr's Death and the Martyr's Triumph

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Newspaper Title

New-York Daily Tribune

Publication Date

12-9-1859

Publication Place

New York,New York

Event Topic

John Brown

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

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Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last evening, a large and attentive congregation assembled in the church of the Puritans, to hear a discourse from Dr. Cheever on the above subject. The reverend gentleman took for his text Matthew x., 27, 28. The tribute which he paid to the character of John Brown was lofty and eloquent. He described the lineage ofthe martyr, from Peter Brown, one of the Pilgrims ofthe Mayflower. He showed that God had impersonatedHis almighty protest against the reigning iniquity of the land in John Brown, and had sent him to throwit in the fact of the very perpetrators themselves. Hepointed out various reasons for applying the wordMartyr to the memory of John Brown, and saidthat excess had never made a martyr. JohnBrown's trial was that of a martyr; his deportmentwas that of a martyr; and like a martyr,he was a man of prayer; and it was a greatconsolation that God had chosen a Christian man todo justice to the discourse by mere allusion. Weunderstand that the discourse is to be published inpamphlet form -- the profits accruing from the sale ofwhich are to go to the family of John Brown.

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