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Governor of Virginia requests Ohio for the extradition of two Harpers Ferry Raiders

John Letcher, detail
03/05/1860
Governor John Letcher of Virginia requested the extradition of Owen Brown and Francis Merriam who had been indicted in Jefferson County, Virginia for their role in the Harpers Ferry Raid the previous October.  The two had been seen in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Governor William Dennison refused the request three days later, much to the consternation of politicians and newspaper editors all over the South.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Harper's Ferry Insurgents," New York Times, March 10, 1860, p. 1.

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