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aforesaid afterward Alburtis alias Aaron Allstadt Armory gate arms arrest arrived Ashtabula County asked attack Botts bridge Brown—I Capt Captain Brown charged Charlestown citizens Colonel command Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution convicted Cook counsel County Court defence delay duty Edwin Coppie engine-house evidence excitement fair trial feloniously fight fired Fontaine Beckham friends gentlemen Government guard guilty Harper's Ferry Hayward heard horses Hunter indictment insurgents insurrection insurrectionists Jefferson Jefferson County John Brown John Copland Jurors Jury justice Kagi Kansas killed letter Lieutenant Green malice aforethought marines ment miles morning murder negroes night North Elba o'clock object offences officers Ohio Old Brown party persons pistol prisoner punishable Realf remarked replied returned Richard Realf sent Sharpe's rifles Shepherdstown Sheriff Shields Green shoot shot Southampton County Stephens taken Thomas Boerly Tidd told took town treason troops Turner Washington witness wounded
Page 93 - ... I feel entirely satisfied with the treatment I have received on my trial. Considering all the circumstances, it has been more generous than I expected. But I feel no consciousness of guilt. I have stated from the first what was my intention, and what was not. I never had any design against the life of any person, nor any disposition to commit treason, or excite slaves to rebel, or make any general insurrection. I never encouraged any man to do so, but always discouraged any idea of that kind.
Page 15 - It is a mistake, sir, that our people make, when they think that bullies are the best fighters, or that they are the fit men to oppose these Southerners. Give me men of good principles, — God-fearing men, — men who respect themselves, and with a dozen of them I will oppose any hundred such men as these Buford ruffians.
Page 92 - I have, may it please the Court, a few words to say. In the first place, I deny everything but what I have all along admitted, — the design on my part to free the slaves.
Page 92 - This court acknowledges, as I suppose, the validity of the law of God. I see a book kissed here which I suppose to be the Bible, or at least the New Testament. That teaches me that all things whatsoever I would that men should do to me I should do even so to them.
Page 92 - ... them in Canada. I designed to have done the same thing again on a larger scale. That was all I intended. I never did intend murder, or treason, or the destruction of property, or to excite or incite slaves to rebellion, or to make insurrection".
Page 92 - I endeavored to act up to that instruction. I say, I am yet too young to understand that God is any respecter of persons. I believe that to have interfered as I have done...
Page 105 - ... have placed us. I have now no doubt but that our seeming disaster will ultimately result in the most glorious success. So, my dear, shattered, and broken family, be of good cheer, and believe and trust in God with all your heart and with all your soul, for he doeth all things well.
Page 44 - Brown: I furnished most of it myself. I cannot implicate others. It is by my own folly that I have been taken. I could easily have saved myself from it had I exercised my own better judgment, rather than yielded to my feelings.
Avalon Project : Life, Trial and Execution of Captain John Brown; 1859
John Brown Bibliography