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Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860) to his brother and sisters [Decimalized .01- .13]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07231 Author/Creator: Stevens, Aaron D. (1831-1860) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1851-1860 Pagination: 13 letters, 7 envelopes

Group of 13 autograph letters signed of John Brown's associate about abolitionist activities in KA, IA, NM, and Charlestown. Written from various locations, including Charlestown jail awaiting execution for his participation in Harper's Ferry uprising. With envelopes.

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