Falls City, Oct. 30, 1857.
Dear Sir, — By great sacrifice we have raised, and send by Mr. Tidd, one hundred and fifty dollars. I trust this money will be used to get the guns to Kansas, or as near as possible. If you can get them to this point, we will try to get them on in some way. The probability is Kansas will never need the guns. One thing is certain: if they are to do her any good, it will be in the next few days. Let nothing interfere in bringing them on.
J. H. Lane.
SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 405