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At the Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, Wendell Phillips praises John Brown in a speech

Wendell Phillips, c1855, detail
11/01/1859
Wendell Phillips delivered the fourth of a series of lectures at Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, speaking on "Lessons for the Hour."  In his talk he eulogized John Brown then on trial  for insurrection and murder in Virginia.  According to a report in the New York Times, Phillips held that Brown had more right to hang the governor of Virginia than the governor had the right to hang Brown.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"News of the Day," New York Times, November 2, 1859, p. 4. 

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