Kentucky man sends Governor Wise the rope with which to hang John Brown
Zeb Ward, a retired keeper of the Kentucky Penitentiary, wrote to Governor Wise of Virginia that he was sending along a length of rope for the execution of John Brown. He pledged to Wise that it was "an honest rope." (By John Osborne)
Fourth Annual Report of the Library Board of the Virginia State Library, 1906-1907 (Richmond: State of Virginia, 1907), 97.