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Governor of Ohio refuses the extradition of two Harpers Ferry Raiders to Virginia

William Dennison, Brady image, circa 1860, detail
03/08/1860
Governor Letcher of Virginia had three days before requested the extradition of Owen Brown and Francis Merriam who had been indicted for their role in the Harpers Ferry Raid the previous October.  Governor William Dennison refused the request, much to the consternation of politicians and newspaper editors all over the South.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 408.
"The Harper's Ferry Insurgents," New York Times, March 10, 1860, p. 1.

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