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  George Washington Brown, Near Lecompton, KT to his mother
Author: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 24, 1856

George Washington Brown, editor of the Herald of Freedom newspaper, was one of seven free state leaders arrested on May 14, 1856, on charges of high treason and held prisoner by federal troops near Lecompton. Brown, despite his imprisonment, expressed optimism about Kansas's prospects of becoming a free state.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: George Washington Brown Collection, #297, Box 1, Folder 1
Item Number: 100197              Number of images: 4
Keywords: Antislavery; Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Free state cause; Lecompton, Kansas Territory

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