Reports Douglass' visit to Chambersburg, but does not mention his meeting with John Brown. Compliments him on his oratory, but not his message.
Reports about Harper's Ferry from Frederick, MD, Baltimore and Harper's Ferry. Subheadings are: Flight of the Insurgents--Troops to be Despatched in Pursuit; Description of the Engagement by an Eyewitness; Interesting Details--Capt. Brown and His Recent Movement--The Other Leaders--Commencement of the Insurrection--Departure of Cook for Pennsylvania; Arrival of the Baltimore Military; The Prisoners; Treatment of the Prisoners; Seizure of Arms. Also mentions letters from Gerrit Smith and Frederick Douglass to Brown. Does not seem to mention Chambersburg. Takes up 5 columns.
Complaining about the medium that Brown used to get his message across--Abolition is good, but not thruogh violence. The Spirit then goes on from this premise and calls the Tribune "Pathetic and Heart-broken" for making Brown etc. into martyrs.
Another report about Harper's Ferry, actually after the raid. Mentions that the guns were sent from Kansas to Chambersburg. Article refers to Gains, a black conspirator, as a liar.
Report on Gov. Wise's reaction to Harper's Ferry.
The state of PA has seized the guns of a colored Militia co. in Philadelphia.
Describes Harper's Ferry as "only the beginning--the forshadowing of more serious troubles." Very upset about the (inadvertant) role that Chambersburg played. Goes through the connspirator's appearances in town, how the citizens were duped. Includes mention of Douglass visit. Capture of Cook in Carlisle after passing through Chambersburg.
Proceedings of Harper's Ferry trial, from Charlestown. Takes up entire first page.
This article is continued on Page 8.
Blames Harper's Ferry on Black Republicans. Argues that Douglass' August speech had something to do with the attack as well.
Text of letters written to and from Brown and co-conspirators while they were in Chambersburg. Complaints re: coverage in Republican press, not enough condemnation.
Two men from Quincy captured Cook, one of the Harper's Ferry Conspirators, near Mont Alto. Details of papers about the conspiracy found on his person.
Spirit expressing doubts that Kagi was actually among those killed during the insurrection at Harper's Ferry. The only time his name appears is on a list provided by Brown himself, so who knows.
Details of Cook's departure from Chambersburg to prison in Charlestown.
Various rumors circulating re Harpers Ferry, including that Kagi has been seen in town, that Cook was about to be rescued, etc.
Three boys out hunting in Beatty's woods found some rifles and ammunition, books, and bandages. Believes that these are signs that Harpers Ferry conspirators Tidd, Coppee and one of the Browns have been hiding out after escaping.
More about the Harper's Ferry trials. Includes Brown's sentencing, trials of Coppee and Cook. Only a little more than 1 column long--much shorter than other articles. Bottom articles blurred
More documents found in the possession of the Harper's Ferry conspirators. Links to Seward and his aides--sort of a conspiracy theory of abolitionism. Role of Gerrit Smith. Includes speech made by Brown in Canada, proceedings of the Chatham Convention (1858), letters from Brown to Kagi and others, while Kagi was in Chambersburg.
These documents are continued on Page 3
Letter originally in Morning Pennyslvanian, about the response in Mississippi to Harper's Ferry. Fire bell in the night. Resentment of Black Republicanism, fear of disunion.
Resolution introduced into Tennessee legislature re Harper's Ferry. Also accuses Seward of libeling the South, declares any cooperation with the Black Republicans to be an insult to the state.
Short report on the trials, climate of Charlestown.
Reports of Browns actions in Kansas earlier in the 1850s.
Disputing reports in several papers that Cook was beaten after he was captured. Actually, he was treated quite fairly.
Response to an article in the New York Tribune which said that Brown and his followers aroused anti-slavery sentiment in Chambersburg by appealing to the religious nature of the pople. Spirit goes ballistic, saying that the Tribune correspondent doesn't know what he is talking about.
Black Republicans are supporting Brown and complaining that he did not receive a fair trial. Not True!
Doesn't believe Douglass ("the distinguished darky") when he claims not to have encouraged the raid on Harper's Ferry. Also has some choice words for Horace Greely, and the entire city of Boston.
Report from Charlestown about the trials of the co-conspirators: Cook; Oraldo; Stevens.
Article about Kagi, Harper's Ferry conspirator who lived in Chambersburg. How he acted while in town, his origins in Virginia, what he did. Concedes that he is actually dead.
Transcript published a sermon by Henry Ward Beecher re: Harper's Ferry. Spirit refuses to publish it, doesn't want to dignify Beecher.
Astonished that the Opposition and the Transcript could be so unsymapthetic as to mock Southern fears in the wake of Harper's Ferry.
Conflicting reports about treatment of Brown's lawyers--are they in danger or not?
Pretty hard to read, but appears to be more news/dispatches from Charlestown and Harper's Ferry. Troops arriving from other parts of Virginia.
Reports from Virginia. Congregation of military in Charlestown; fears of insurrection and freeing of Brown
Free man of color goes to Charlestown as part of the guards. Powerfully symbolic.
Call for Virginians to boycott Northern goods in favor of those from their own section.
Brown in Kansas, by one of the people who had chased him.
See Staunton Spectator on ------ for the same article.
Complaint that Republican papers, including the Transcript, are giving Brown favorable coverage, and don't understand that the entire incident is a result of misguided Republican principles. Especially upset by endorsements of Brown's "Speech from the Scaffold."
Takes issue with the Enquirer for asking "What have the Governors of Pennsylvania and Ohio done to protect a sister State from the lawlessness of their own people?" Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians had nothing to do with Harper's Ferry.
Account of Brown's execution. Last moments with Mrs. Brown, execution, and removal of the body to New York.
Report about John Brown's crimes in Kansas.
Report from the VA legislature on Gov. Wise's annual message and on Harper's Ferry. Va feels that is is somewhat under sieige from Northern states.
Original title = The Citizens of Richmond. Anger about the Tribune's favorable coverage of Brown. Also complains about Emerson and Beecher. Dangers to the Union.
Woman appealing on behalf of Union. Begins with caveat that she is not an advocate of women's rights. South has not been the agressor in present conflict. Patience may soon cease to be a virtue. Some pro-slavery argument stuff.
Report on exection of Harper's Ferry conspirators.
Commentary on a Republican article making fun of Gov. Wise. Spirit is coming to his defense.
Wise has been receiving threatening and incendiary letters every day, this article has a sampling.
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