Anonymous Letter Regarding John Brown to Clerk of Kanawha County Court

Anonymous letter regarding John Brown  to Clerk of Court, Kanawha County, 23 December 1859

Clerk of the Court, Charlestown, Va

Sir. You had better caution your authorities to be careful what you—with “Ossawatimi Brown” So sure as you hurt One hair of his head—mark my word, the following day you will see every City—Town and Village South of Mason & line in


We are determined to put down Slavery at and
Forcibly if it must Peacefully if it can
Believe me when I tell you the end is not yet—
All of us at the North Sympathize with the
Martyr of Harpers Ferry
On the Envelope
Clerk of the Court
Kanawha Coy
Postmarked New York
Oct 23 1859

Governor’s Office, Letters Received, Henry A. Wise, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.