John Brown writes a letter of farewell to his sisters from his cell in Charlestown, Virginia
John Brown, awaiting execution in Charlestown, Virginia wrote to his sisters to bid them farewell. He said that he was waiting patiently in the belief that his death will be "an infinite gain to me and of untold benefit to the cause we love." He was executed on December 2, 1859. (By John Osborne)
Hermann Von Holst, John Joseph Lalor, The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1859-1861 (Chicago, IL: Callaghan and Company, 1893), 49n.