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Sentence of Death Passed on Brown


Details of the sentencing of John Brown in court in Charlestown. The words which Brown spoke are recorded - his denial of any intention to incite rebellion or commit murder, etc. He acknowledges his wish to free slaves and said he had done this without any injury in the past. While Brown spoke, the courtroom was quiet. After he was finished speaking, the judge passed sentence that he would be hung in public on Friday, December 2nd.

Article Source

Newspaper: The Valley Register

Publication Date: November 11th, 1859

Page/Column: 1C

Town: Middletown, MD

County: Frederick


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