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  Letter, "C. Whipple [A.D. Stevens] to "Jenny" [Dunbar]
Author: Stevens, Aaron D.
Date: October 7, 1859

The last of three "love letters" written by Aaron D. Stevens, alias Charles Whipple, to a girl he apparently had only recently met but with whom he desperately desired a closer relationship was dated October 7, 1859, "near Harper's Ferry." (He had been writing for at least a month and had not received a letter from her.) Stevens rode with John Brown in Kansas, participated in the Harpers Ferry raid on October 18, 1859, and died on the Charlestown gallows in the spring of 1860.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: Richard Hinton Collection, #384, Box 1, Folder 9
Item Number: 103060              Number of images: 2
Keywords: Abolitionists; Brown, John, 1800-1859; Free state cause; Harpers Ferry, Virginia; Jayhawkers

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