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  Letter, G. W. Brown to Eli Thayer, Esq.
Author: Brown, George W (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: June 4, 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. G. W. Brown described the sack of Lawrence and the destruction of his printing press, commented upon the harshness of his prison conditions, and asked Eli Thayer to do anything in his power to help secure his release.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Eli Thayer Collection, #519, Box 1 Folder 1
Item Number: 102360              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Free state cause; Free state perspective; Herald of Freedom; Journalism; Lecompton, Kansas Territory; Press; Prisoners; Sack of Lawrence, May 1856; Slave power; Thayer, Eli, 1819-1899; Treason
 
 

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