Thursday, August 3, 2017

Amos Bronson Alcott, October 30, 1859

Concord, Sunday, Oct. 30, 1859.

Thoreau reads a paper of his on John Brown, his virtues, spirit, and deeds, at the vestry this evening, and to the delight of his company, I am told, — the best that could be gathered on short notice, and among them Emerson. I am not informed in season, and have my meeting at the same time. I doubt not of its excellence and eloquence, and wish he may have opportunities of reading it elsewhere.

SOURCE: Franklin B. Sanborn, The Life and Letters of John Brown, p. 506

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