The letters are amazing, and even more amazing to me since so much of her papers and things burned in the fire and were destroyed by her children after her death. I hope to find out who they belong to and connect with this cousin.
John Brown Letters
If not for John Brown it's quite plausible that the Civil Rights movement might have been set back by fifty years or more. Was the movement's acceleration worth the lives that were taken? Herein lies the controversy. Incidentally I think it's worth pointing out that there is more slavery in the world today than at any time in recorded history. If John Brown were alive today, I wonder what he'd have to say about that?