Abolition of slavery
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Brown's cousin, Luther Humphrey, dated Windham, Portage Co, O. November 12, 1859 extolling Brown's course of action; Brown's reply, dated Charlestown, Jefferson Co, Va., November 19, 1859, in which he upholds the righteousness of his cause.
Photostat copies of court records from the 13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Jefferson County, (W) Va., relating to the trial of John Brown and the others for the raid on Harper's Ferry.
Various Pittenger family members wrote these letters, mostly to other family members. The most frequent correspondent is Abraham Pittenger, a farmer, teacher, and local government official in Hancock County. The letters detail farming and marketing of farm goods, educational developments, affairs of the Presbyterian Church, and family events. The collection also provides significant information about the early Republican party, secession crisis, Civil War and Reconstruction.
Transcript of a trial in the circuit superior court of Wood County and appeal to the General Court of Virginia concerning citizens of Ohio who were arrested by Virginia authorities while helping slaves escape.