After more than three months, the U.S. Senate releases Thaddeus Hyatt from the Washington Jail

Thaddeus Hyatt, President of the National Kansas Aid Committee, and known associate of John Brown had been jailed on March 12, 1860 by the U.S. Senate for refusing to testify before the committee investigating the Harpers Ferry Raid.  When Senator Mason's committee reported its findings, more than three months later, Hyatt was released.  He never appeared before the committee.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Edgar Langsdorf, "Thaddeus Hyatt in Washington Jail," Kansas Historical Quarterly, Vol IX, No. 3 (August 1940), p. 234-235.
Type
Lawmaking/Litigating
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