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The Insurrection Trials


Virginia Governor Wise has received many threatening letters from supporters of John Brown, some which threatened his life or suggested perpetration of another act such as that of Brown. A prisoner named Stevens was brought before the court in Charlestown but the judge received a letter from Gov. Wise saying Stevens' trial should be handed over to the U. S. authorities. The case was closed and Stevens was remanded to prison and the jury discharged. Capt. Cook was brought out for trial. Hon. A. Hunter read the full confession given by Cook which contained all the details of the insurrection. Mr. Cook's case will probably be given to the jury tomorrow.

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Newspaper: The Valley Register

Publication Date: November 11th, 1859

Page/Column: 2B

Town: Middletown, MD

County: Frederick


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