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John Brown writes his last letter to his family

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11/30/1859
John Brown wrote his last letter to his family from the Charlestown Jail where he was awaiting execution.  He urged them to keep up the anti-slavery fight and expressed a supreme confidence that "our seeming disaster will ultimately result in the most glorious success."  He was hanged on the morning of December 2, 1859.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
W.E.B. Dubois, John David Smith, John Brown: A Biography: A New Edition with Primary Documents (New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1997) , 213-214. 

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