Friday, August 12, 2016

Congressman Eli Thayer to John Brown, March 19, 1857

Worcester, March 19, 1857.

Friend Brown, — I have seen some of our friends to-day, and they say you had better come here next Monday. There is to be an antislavery meeting in the evening, and I think it will be a very good time for you to present your cause, — which is the Free-State cause of Kansas, which is the cause of mankind. I shall expect you to do me the favor of stopping at my house.

Truly yours,
Eli Thayer.

SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 380

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