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Times-Picayune

Publication Date

11-1-1859

Publication Place

New Orleans,Louisiana

Event Topic

John Brown

Political Party

Democratic

Region

slave state

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if this man should be caught, and made to suffer the penalties of his crimes, we suppose he would be elevated to the rank of a "martyr" in the calendar of Abolitionism, where Marat, Couthon, and Robespierre ought to stand.

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[Pointing Finger] Brown, the leader of the Harper'sFerry riot, lectured on Kansas at Hartford,Conn., in May, 1857. The Abolitionists gotup a subscription to hole him, and the BlackRepublican paper vouched for him thus:

Brown is just the man we need in Kansas; and if every man who loves freedom and canspare a dollar or two, would put it into JohnBrown's purse, we will warrent they gottheir money's worth out of John Brown hereafter.

Brown got money somewhere, and with themoney he got arms and ammunition for aseditious outbreak, and for that he is likely tobe hanged. Is that his "money's worth?"

John E. Cook, the chief aid of Brown inhis enterprise was also a lecturer at Hartfordon Kansas affairs the year previous. He wasa Connecticut lawyer, who emigrated to Kansas.He went back to Connecticut to raise acompany of men to fight in Kansas. Heappeared, by his own account, to have been a spyas well as ruffian. He said in his lectures that when he arrived in Kansas he passed himselfoff as "a Northern man, with Southernpolitics," got into the confidence of the Southernmen, received a commission from them,attended their secret meetings; then went toGovs. Robinson and Reeder, and told themwhat he had learned. The Connecticut meetingvoted "thanks" to Mr. Cook.

He has done further honor to the trainingfor which they applauded him, and he turnsup in Virginia in the improved character ofa murderer and traitor, ingrafted upon thatof a malcontent, ruffian and spy. These arethe herald of Abolitionism, and if this manshould be caught, and made to suffer thepenalties of his crimes, we suppose he would beelevated to the rank of a "martyr" in thecalendar of Abolitionism, where Marat, Couthon, and Robespierre ought to stand.

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if this man should be caught, and made to suffer the penalties of his crimes, we suppose he would be elevated to the rank of a "martyr" in the calendar of Abolitionism, where Marat, Couthon, and Robespierre ought to stand.