Old Brown Compares Himself with Sampson
In one of John Brown's letters to a sympathizing clergyman named Vail, Brown compares himself to Sampson. He says that his actions will not be lost "to the cause of God or of humanity." He feels that he was induced to "act very contrary to my better judgment; and I have lost my two noble boys and other friends, if not my own two eyes." He is reconciled to his fate and hopes to "die in faith."
Newspaper: The Valley Register
Publication Date: December 2nd, 1859
Town: Middletown, MD
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