Summary of Content: Discusses George L. Stearns, who supported John Brown, and his family. Mentions Edwin A. Brackett’s bust of Brown, of which she only saw the mold. Says her runaway son has returned, and she is very busy with ten children. Recipient inferred from content.
Background: Anne Brown Adams was the daughter of John Brown., Alexander M. Ross was a famous Canadian naturalist, also a prominent abolitionist and a strong supporter of John Brown., George L. Stearns was one of the Secret Six that financed John Brown, and one of the chief financiers of Emigrant Aid Company, which facilitated the settlement of Kansas by anti-slavery homesteaders.