Article Title

The Martyr's Death and the Martyr's Triumph


Newspaper Title

New-York Daily Tribune

Publication Date


Publication Place

New York, New York

Event Topic

John Brown

Political Party



free state


Please Note: Some editorials in this collection contain offensive language, opinions, and other content. The editorials serve as evidence of the time period in which they were created and enable us to engage in more truthful conversations about history. The views expressed in these editorials do not reflect Furman University's values or our commitment to embrace meaningful diversity and equality in all of our endeavors. If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail


no pull quote designated

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

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.

Edited/Proofed by

Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Lloyd Benson




This item is in the public domain, and can be used by anyone without restriction.

This document is currently not available here.


Event Location


The Martyr's Death and the Martyr's Triumph

no pull quote designated