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  George Washington Brown to Mr. Fowler
Author: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: May 13, 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. Written from Kansas City, Missouri, to a friend on the day before his arrest, Brown expressed concern that his life could be in danger. He enclosed an outline for a "Documentary History of Kansas" and asked Fowler to publish a book based on the outline.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: George Washington Brown Collection, #297, Box 1, Folder 1
Item Number: 100198              Number of images: 6
Keywords: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Free state cause; Herald of Freedom; Journalism; Kansas City, Missouri; Missouri; Newspapers; Prisoners; Treason

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