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Kentucky man sends Governor Wise the rope with which to hang John Brown

Henry Alexander Wise, detail
11/23/1859
Zeb Ward, a retired keeper of the Kentucky Penitentiary, wrote to Governor Wise of Virginia that he was sending along a length of rope for the execution of John Brown.  He pledged to Wise that it was "an honest rope."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Fourth Annual Report of the Library Board of the Virginia State Library, 1906-1907 (Richmond: State of Virginia, 1907), 97.

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