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Thaddeus Hyatt arrives in Washington but defies the Senate Harpers Ferry Committee

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02/01/1860
Thaddeus Hyatt, President of the National Kansas Aid Committee, and known associate of John Brown had been called to testify before the Senate Committee investigating the Harpers Ferry Raid.  He arrived in Washington D.C. on this day too ill to testify.  In any case, he told the chair of the committee, Senator Mason, that he would appear but not answer any questions as the Senate could not act as a judicial body.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edgar Langsdorf, "Thaddeus Hyatt in Washington Jail," Kansas Historical Quarterly, Vol IX, No. 3 (August 1940), p. 228.
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