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OHAPTER XIV.

abundant evidence from the treasonable mutTHE JOHN BROWN RAID - ENDORSED BY THE RE- terings of those who rang bells on the day he PUBLICÀNS.

expiated his crimes, and canonized him as a Seward, Hale and Wilson Toasted by the Louisville “ Joue- martyr, whose ''soul is marching on". That

nal" for not exposing the John Brown Raid...John leading and influential Abolitionists were made Numerous Extracts to prove that Republicans endorsed acquainted with his designs at Harper's Ferry the John Brown Raid... Republican Press, Clergy and Orators endorse it...From "La Crosse Republican”...

before the shameful emeute took place, is abunRev. De Los Love!". Rev. E. D. Wheelock... Milwaukee dantly in proof. FORBEŞ, a compatriot of JOHN zetto”...Telegraphic Despatches, 1859.... Winsted Her- Brown, and who from some spleen of disapald”. Speech of J. W. Phiļlips., Laconic Letter and pointment "blowed” on his bloody preceptor, Reply, between Eldor Spooner and an Editor... Massa chusetts Resolution... Meeting in Rockford, Ill....100 was a witness before the Senatorial Committee Guns Fired in Albany, N. Y.... Theodore Parker's Formula...Indignation Meeting in Milwaukee : their Reso

that investigated the Harper's Ferry affair. lutions, etc. ... Rev. Geo. W. Bassett, of Ill.... Telegram This FORBES testified that he had forewarned from New York...Horace Greeley on John Brown"s Milwaukee Free Democrat”... Speech of Rey. Mr. Senator WILSON, of Massachusetts, and others Staples, Milwaukee...Emerson at Tremont Temple... Rev.

of RROWN's nefarious purposes, and still WILM. P, Kinney..." Menasha Conservator 4. Milwaukee Atlas'... New York Tribune”...“Wood County (Wis.) son kept the matter from the public.—[ See Reporter... A Prophetic Article from the “New York

... Brown's Character in Kansas, by tho " Her - Report of Senate Investigating Committee. ald of Freedom-General Conclusions, &c.

THE LOUISVILLE JOURNAL'S EXPOSITION. THE JOHN BROWN RAID-A PROGRAMME.

The following article from the Louisville We have the statement of Col. JAMISON, Journal, at the time of the Congressional ex(Abolitionist); that Kansas was employed as a posure, shows that not only. Messrs. Wilson, nursery for dişunion, for he tells us (see.ex- HALE, SEWARD and other leading Republitract:from his speech on page ----) that JOHN

cans foreknew the purposes of Brown, but Brown had been sent from Kansas to Harper's that they kept the knowledge from the public, Ferry

for reasons which all mày readily divine. Many The Northern sesessionist, MR. PHILLIPS of the Journal's suggestions have since been tells us, finding it impossible to abolish slavery reduced to history: in peace, sought to inaugurate a war, as the "We are now prepared to comprehend the only means to secure this object. Take their general character and extent of the discloconduct in this, step by step, from beginning the interview before mentioned

sures which FORBES made to Mr. SEWARD in

FORBEŞ, it to the end-from first to last,--and it all looks will be observed, had two separate and distinct like business. They went to work as though grounds of complaint against the 'humanitathey intended to accomplish their purpose.- rians,' as he somewhat loosely terms the AboThey knew that to make hornets "fighting and intelligence :-namely, first, the necessi

litionists, seeing that he is a man of culture mad,'' they must be violently disturbed. The ties of his family, conséquent, as he alleged on Kansas imbroglio had not sufficiently madden-| the failure of the 'humanitarians? to redeem ed Achilles to make a counter attack on Hec- their engagements to him, [FORBES, be it retor, and something else was necessary to pro- guard, and 'blowed' on that band of assassins

membered, was one of the JOHN BROWN voke hostilities. Yes, this is the word under he had been associated with, because they Mr. PHILLIP's and Colonel JAMISON's decla- neglected sundry money obligations] and secrations, none other will answer.

ondly, the rejection of his plan by the perfid

ious humanitarians, and their adoption of CHARLES SUMNER, in a speech delivered be- John Brown's project, including the cotton fore the Young Men's Republican Union of speculation. These are grievances for the reNew York, Nov. 27, 1861, says:

dress of which FORBES desired to enlist the

favor and influence of SEWARD and HALE. "Alas, it is ourselves that have encourged These are the crooked things which he wanted the conspiracy, and made it strong. *them to put straight.? The scope and force of While professing to uphold the Union we have the language in which he describes his respecbetrayed it. It seems ,now heyond: question tive interviews with them is now: not only obvithat the concessionists of the North have from ous, but unmistakable. Having made several the beginning, played into the hands of the ineffectual attempts, he says, 'to get a quiet Secessionists of the South.".

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conversation with Senator JOEN P. HALE, of That John Brown was equipped and sent Sunday morning. I could not then enter into

New Hampshire, I met him accidentally on to Virginia, by, the Abolitionists to stir up civil, the details of JOHN BROWN's project, therewar, with a view to hasten the crisis, we have fore I confined myself to explaining the urgen

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cy of sending my family relief. He could tragedy has been performed. The great State touch upon only a part of his grievances. Not of Virginia has played the hangman's part, 80 in his; more deliberate interview with Mr. and is crowned with its bloody honors. A SEWARD. In that he touched fully upon the telegraphic message was received at Janesville entire burden of his complaint. 'I went he yesterday afternoon, stating that BROWN was says "into the whole matter, in all its bearings.', hung at Charleston, at a quarter past 11, A. M. What now is left to inference or doubt? As-' For an hour previous to the arrival of the insuming the genuineness of these developments, telligence at this place, the bell was tolled sad. which we believe is not impeached, even by ly in anticipation of the event! No mercy was those most nearly concerned, it is an offense to expected for the victim of southern vengeance. reason, an insult to, common sense, a gross But the end is not yet. Troops cannot check violence to the constitution of the human mind, the flow of sympathy that surges over the to ask one to believe that Mr. SEWARD was not land. A wall of bayonets may guard the hid. thoronghly cognizant of the bloody and de- eous bastile of cruelty and wrong, but cannot moniacal, scheme which old JOHN BROWN and obstruct the march of the free legions that will his fellow conspirators were meditating. He spring forth from their slumber, and make, the did know it all. The conclusion is inevitable!" earth tremble beneath their tread !

“Now, may God help the right! and give us REPUBLICAN ENDORSEMENT OF THE JOHN

tongues of fire, and hands that shall never weary, to wage an eternal crusade against the

diabolical sin of slavery. As accumulative proof that the Republican

"Peaceful be the sleep of the murdered party generally, if they did not plan or con- Brown, and glorious his awakening." nive at the John BROWN raid, for the purprse

The above was draped in mourning to show of bringing on a civil war-if they were not

the deep sorrow of the editor for the death of accessories before the fact, they were certainly the diabolical murderer. and clearly after-we present the following

"If the decree of the court is fulfilled, Virtestimony. Our witnesses are principally from ginia will commit a crime in the murder of Wisconsin, as the most convenient at hand, but John Brown to-day, which will result in anoththeir evidence is similar to the general mass er step towards bringing to the light the dark of Republicans throughout the North.

blot upon the American Republic.''-LaCrosse

(Wis.) Republican, Dec. 2, 1859. In 1859, the Rev. W. DE Loss LOVE, an or

"One such man makes total depravity imthodox Abolitionist of Milwaukee, preached a possible, and proves that American greatness thanksgiving sermon in the Spring street Con- died not with Washington! The gallows from gregational Church, "on the death of John which he ascends into Heaven, will be in our BROWN, in which occurs these sentences:

politics, what the cross is in our religion--the

sign and symbol of supreme self-devotedness, "In Kansas was soqon the seed of the out--and from his sacrificial blood, the temporal break at Harper's Ferry! * If, indeed, salvation of four millions of our people shall you had power to revolutionize a nation, or all yet spring! On the second day of December nations, and extinguish slavery at a blow, and he is to be strangled in a Southern prison, for plant, society afterwards on a peaceable and obeying the Sermon on the Mount. But, to be sure foundation, doubtless you, as a people, hanged in Virginia, is like being crucified in should do it!

JOHN BROWN may die Jerusalem-it is the last tribute which she pays 'on a gallows, but his name will be embalmed to Virtue!"--Extract from Sermon of Rev. E. in millions of hearts.

D. Wheelock, of Dover, N. H., on the execuThe good he has done

tion of John Brown.

"THE HANGMAN'S DAY.-To-morrow, the "The world will attribute the blood of Joun 2d day of December, 1859, is to become memBROWN, not to justice, but to those who shed orable in history for the martyrdom of John the blood of his children. The blood of both Brown! The State of Virginia, represented father and sons will cry out against them from by Gov. Wise, and the United States of Amerthe ground.?

ica, the home of the free) and the land of the "But thanks to God, several thousand are

brave,' represented by President BUCHANAN, yet left in this Israel that have not bowed their

are to see the effectual hanging of 'Ossawataknees to Baal nor prostituted their lips to kiss mie.' Some twenty-five hundred State and the rod of slavery. From these let your hopes Federal troops will assist in the ceremony: No arise, that our land will yet be redeemed from

one is to come within earshot of the dying her insolvency,&c.

martyr. No 'Northerner will be permitted to

record his parting words. But, in spite of all The Fort Atchison (Wis.) Standard, in its precautions, they will be heard, read and refirst issue after the execution of Brown, thus membered by millions of FREEMEN, whose blended its grief with its treason :

hatred of oppression, injustice and tyranny,

in every form, will be intensified by the events "JOHN BROWN DEAD.-The first act in the l of this black Friday.

this black Friday. The bell that tolls for

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the departing spirit of John BROWN, will ring | worthy to lick or feel the foot of old JOHN the knell of American Slavery!"- Milwaukee BROWN.

At all events he is so un(Wis.) Sentinel, Dec. 1st 1859.

successful, and so Republican presses, fearful

that their party will somehow lose a vote, and "The moral effect of the hanging of BROWN themselves an office, fell to mouthing old JOHN will be to bring the hideousness of slavery Brown, as heartily as twelve months since home to thousands who were indifferent before they praised, and vié with each other in deA thousand abolitionists will spring up for nouncing and abusing him. For shame! Old every one that is hung, and the irrepressible Brown had more nobleness in his soul, more conflict will go on until the institution of honesty in his heart, more principal in his slavery is rooted out of the Union. The Union action, more courage in a single finger, than may be dissolved, but slåvery must die! and if all such politicians, from Maine to Oregon." it can only die or be restricted to its present limits, through a dissolution of the Union, "We have almost brought the American peothen in the name of the framers of the Union, ple to that decision, which says 'Government who made it to secure the blessings of liberty, or no Government--law or no lüw, but slavery let the Union be dissolved!!"--Elkhorn (Wis.) come down! Whether he broke law or violated Independent, 1859.

Government, God bless John Brown!!" 80 “Even if Brown is guilty of all that is says the American heart in the Northern states. charged against him, his bravery, magnanimi-. The American head will soon follow! The ty, and fortitude wins the respect of the gener- obedience to that heart and head, and we shall

American hand will soon begin its work! in ous, everywhere."-Janesville (Wis.) Gazette, 1859.

see slavery, the victim of its agitation—the

victim of pure politics and a Christian church." A telegraphic dispatch, dated Manchester, - Extract from a speech of John W. Phillips N. H., Dec. 2, 1859, said:

before the Anti-Slavery Society of Mass, 1859. "An attempt was made to toll the City Hall The Wisconsin Chief, a paper devoted bellto-day, in commemoration of John BROWN. The bell was only struck a few times, when temperance, took occasion to rebuke the mad Mayor HARRINGTON appeared in the belfry, spirit of fanaticism that was rushing the counand ordered BROWN's sympathisers to desist. try to ruin on JOHN BROWN breakers, whereOne of them refused, when the Mayor dropped upon Elder SPOONER, one of the subscribers of him down through the scuttle, as the most convenient mode of enforcing his exit."

that paper wrote the following note: Another telegraphic dispatch read:

WAUKESHA, Dec. 2, 1859.

Mr. T. W. BROWN:-Discontinue my paper. "Cleveland, Dec. 2.-A meeting was held I won't let my children read any paper that here to-night, commemoratory of the execution says John Brown was a fool. Send your bill. of BROWN. Over 1,500 people were present. It will be paid. Able addresses were made by D, R. TILDEN, R. S. SPAULDING, C. H. LANGSTON, A. G. RIDDLE, Rev. J. C. WHITE, and others. Res- To which the editor of the Chief replied: olutions were adopted. The hall was draped in mourning"

"JOAN BROWN had heroism to redeem his

folly. Elder SPOONER is not so fortunate. He There were a few Republican presses in va

an presses in va- is fortunate, however, in living in a land where rious localities, fearing no doubt the bad po- folly is not a capital offense.?? litical effect of mourning the loss of RROWN, A JOHN BROWN meeting was held at Natick, chose rather to fish up excuses that he was in- Mass., which' was attended by U. S. Senator sane, &c., and they pretended not to sympa- WILSON, at which the following resolution was thize with his movements and murderous con- passed: duct, but in all their editorials, they would

Whereas, Resistance to tyrants is obdience somehow or other contrive to weave in a word to GOD, of excuse and palliation. To this class of Re- Resolved, That it is the right and duty of publican papers the Winsted (Conn.) Herald slaves to resist their masters, and the right à rabid Republican sheet, thus discoursed:

and duty of the people of the North to ÎN

CITE THEM TO RESISTANCE, and to aid “And here we may as well say, we have no

them in it! admiration for that class of Republican newspapers which are so eager to disclaim and dis- A JOHN BROWN meeting was held in Rockown all fellowship and sympathy for old JOHN ford, Ill., Dec. 2, 1859, attended by such leadBROWN. Did they stop here, we could be pa- ing men as Ex-Senator TALCOTT, who presitient with them, but when they go further, and ded, and Dr. LYMAN; Mr. Hulin, Mr. LOOP, pelt him with titles of madman, crazy,

muddled and insane, we say out upon them, for Judge CHURCH, Mr. Blinn, Rev. Mr. CANAUT, hypocrites and traitorsm'little villains,' un- and others, who made speeches. The follow

N. A. SPOONER.

ECUTION OF JOHN BROWN.

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ing is among the resolutions they passed, offer- | meeting was held in the Chamber of Commerce ed by Mr. HULIN, and adopted unanimously: in Milwaukee. A committee was appointed on

Resolved, That the memory of JOHN resolutions, consisting of EDWARD D. HOLTON, Brown is now consigned to impartial history, | (afterwards elected by the Republicans to the which will vindicate his motives, and that his Legislature,) J. H. PAINE, a prominent lawintegrity, truthfulness, courage, fidelity and fortitude, stand as conspicuous examples for the yer of Milwaukee, Geo. TRACY, CLARENCE veneration of all who love freedom and ap- SHEPHERD and B. DOMSCHKE, a Republican plaud true courage.

editor, who reported among others the follow"Resolved, That the city bells be tolled one ing resolutions: hour in commemoration of JOHN BROWN."

"Whereas, The fundamental principle of the The following appeared among the tele United States Government is, that all men are graphic dispatches of the day:

created equal, and are entitled to the protec

tion of life, [except the white men murdered SONE HUNDRED GUNS IN HONOR OF THE EX- | by John BROWN, ] liberty and property as an

inalienable birthright, and, ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1859. "Whereas, There can be no allegiance due "To-day, between twelve and one o'clock, to a Government from those to whom it refuses one hundred guns were fired, comemmorative such protection, and, of the execution of JOHN BROWN. It was

"Whereas, To enslave innocent human bepreviously hinted in some of the papers, that ings is the highest crime against humanity,

therefore, some of the more impulsive and enthusiastic portion of the Republicans intended thus to

"Resolved, that the enslaved of this councelebrate the event. A member of the common try owe no allegiance to the Government, either council of this city, at the last sitting, drew they live, and have a right to regard and treat

of the United States, or of the state in which up a resolution, desiring that body to authorize that demonstration, but he was dissuaded their enslavers as their enemies ( Was not this from it. To-day, a connon was taken from the

a declaration of war?] and that a resort to State Arsenal by the keeper thereof, and plant- force to obtain their freedom, is not only the ed upon the State Street Bridge, from which a

, duty hundred catridges were fired by the Deputy of they owe to themselves and to their children, the Commissionary General.

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if they can use no other means, by which they the day the white fanatics posted placards fact should not be lost sight of in reading these

of through the streets.

“Give us liberty or give us death-execution vaporings, and that is, John Brown, though of Capt. JOHN Brown."

he often tried, could not induce the slaves to join him in effecting their "freedom," so that this criminal sympathy was a forced exotic.]

"Whereas, The State of Virginia, under the

forms of law, has this day put to an ignominiShortly after the execution of John BROWN ous death JOHN BROWN, for an attempt to de-' a card appeared in the New York Tribune, liver his fellow men from slavery, and,

"Whereas-All the evidence in relation to from THEODORE PARKER of Boston, in which this attempt proves that they did not intend to the following postulates are laid down as a destroy life, except in self defense, but were formula for future action :

animated solely by the desire to relieve the op

pressed, therefore "1st. A man held against his will, as a slave, Resolved, That JOHN BROWN and his fellow has a natural right to kill any one who seeks sufferers, who have followed his example, have to prevent his enjoyment of liberty:

but obeyed the Divine Command, 'remember 2d. It may be a natural duty of a slave to those that are in bonds as bound with them, develope this natural right in a practical man- have but acted in the faith of the Declaration ner, and actually kill those who seek to pre- drafted by Virginia's greatest statesman, that vent his enjoyment of liberty.

all men are endowed by their Creator with an "3d. The freeman has a natural right to help inalienable right to liberty, and placing the the slaves to recover their liberty, and in that souls in the slave's souls stead, have translatenterprise to do for them all which they have a

which they have a ed into an immortal deed, the glorious motto, right to do for themselves.

"give me liberty or give me death." "4th. It may be a natural charity for the 'ResolvedThat those who justify the Revofreeman to help the slaves to the enjoyment of lution of '76, cannot condemn the attempt of their liberty, and as a means to that end, to aid JOHN BROWN," &c. them in killing all such as oppose their natura) freedom.

That is, if the revolution of the British con"5th. The performance of this duty is to be trol over this country was right, the attempt controlled by the freeman's power to help.

to revolutionize the government which was the On the 2d day of Dec., 1859, an indignation result of such first revolution is right, and

THE POSTULA AND FORMULA OF THEODORE

PARKER AND HORACE GREELY.

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ought not to be condemned, and so on, ad in The following appeared among the telegraph finitum, keeping society in constant revolution. items of Can it be possible that such monstrous doc

"NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 1859.—WENDELL trines were honestly entertained by honest PHILLIPS, of Boston, delivered a lecture last men and good citizens ? The resolutions also night, in Brooklyn, in which he argued that declare

JOHN BROWN was the only American who had

acted boldly up to the true American idea, and "Resolved, that the spectacle of a great cast aside all those false and fatal warpings of state, trembling with affright at the solitary an effete conservative, and refused to regard voice of JOHN BROWN (when backed by the anything as government, or any statute as law, entire "voice of the abolition party of the except those which conformed to his own sense North] alone in prison, surrounded by thous- of justice and right. [This is the Higher Law ands of armed soldiers, yet preaching repent- doctrine on the point of a pike ] Virginia was ance to oppressors, and ready to cheerfully seal not a state. Mr. WISE was not a Governor. his doctrine with his blood, is convincing proof The Union was not a nation. All these soof the weakness, cowardice and guilt of the called governments were organized piracies, slaveholders to an earnest that BROWN is the and John BROWN was to-day the only real and John the Baptist of the new dispensation of true government on the soil of Virginia, and freedom [What solemn mockery] and that noth- had an infinitely better right to hang Governor ing but the united and earnest protest of the WISE than Gov. Wise had to hang him." people of the North, to break every slavehold. Of course

, having declared that it was the ing yoke in the Union and let the oppressed go | purpose of himself and his aiders and abettors free.

Resolved, That as the pusillanimity of the to dissolve the Union, it only remained for him North, and its want of fealty to the principles to second the means he and his secession comof freedom, have encouraged the growth and spread of slavery, and the arrogance of the patriots had set in motion.

As that clause in the Constitution which reslave power, it is time that the North should awake to its responsibilities and duties, and cognizes the right to hold slaves, and also to that as the Union is a mockery and a cheat

secure their return if they escaped, was not to all who hold to the sentiments of the Declaration of Independence, and to the prin- forced upon the people of the North by the ciples of Free Government, we should not be South, nor upon any State by the General deterred from speaking the truth in regard to Government, but was the free act of all the slavery, and the rights and duties of both the people combined, the utterance of such fulmioppressors and the oppressed, by the silly and cowardly threats of dissolving the Union," nations and the hundreds of others quoted in

our "collection” of Abolition "curiosities," no The Rey. Geo. W. BASSETT, of Ottawa, Ill., language we can command can sufficiently exwas one of the speakers at the John Brown press the abhorance all good people must enmeeting in Chicago, and being severely criti- tertain of such fanatical and treasonable diacised by the Times of that city, wrote a note to tribes. We quote again: the editor, of which the following is an ex- "John BROWN, dead, will live in millions of

hearts. It will be easier to die in a good cause "When you tell your readers that I eulogized

even on the gallows, since JOHN BROWN has Capt. Brown, of Ossawatamie. I thank you for hallowed that mode of exit from the troubles it, and I regard it as the shame of a pusillani- and temptations of this, mortal existance. mous and servile age, that the heroism of that Then, as to the “irrepressible conflict,' who

does not see that this sacrifice must inevitably preciated. His epitaph, like that of the noble, intensify its progress, and hasten its end? but equally unfortunate Emmet, shall be writ- the John Brown raid was got up for.] Yes,

[Why, PHILLIPS contends that was just what ten by a subsequent and disenthrallod age.

"Sirs, I prefer your outspoken, fearless and John Brown dead, is verily a power-like terribly consistent advocacy of despotism; or, ZISKA, dead, with his skin stretched on a drum

SAMPSON in the falling temple of Dagon—like as you will say, slavery as it is, to a truckling head, still routing the foes he bravely fought and time serving spirit, that while seeking to use the anti-slavery sentiment of the country for the privilege of living in a world rendered

while he lived, so let us be reverently grateful for a political result, tries to cast odium upon noble by the daring of heroes, the suffering of the very unpopular development of it.

martyrs-among whom let none doubt that hisThis was said of those Republican sheets tory will accord an honorable niche to old that professed to dislike the John BROWN raid, John Brown."--Horace Greeley. for fear of its probable political consequences,

Large handbills were posted in Philadelphia which might be adverse to their political pros- calling the citizens of the Republican "perpects:

suasion” together, Dec. 2; 1859, for the pur

&c.

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