Friday, June 16, 2017

Gerrit Smith to Franklin B. Sanborn, May 7, 1858

t seems to me that in these circumstances Brown must go no further, and so I write him. I never was convinced of the wisdom of his scheme. But as things now stand, it seems to me it would be madness to attempt to execute it. Colonel Forbes would make such an attempt a certain and most disastrous failure. I write Brown this evening.

SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 458

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