Date ———, ——
Dear Sir, — You will please get everything ready to join me at Topeka by Monday night next. Come to Mrs. Sheridan's, two miles south of Topeka, and bring your arms, ammunition, clothing, and other articles you may require. Bring Parsons with you if he can get ready in time. Please keep very quiet about the matter.
SOURCES: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 423; Richard Josiah Hinton, John Brown and His Men, p. 701