Attempt to Arrest F. B. Sanborn

April 13, 1860

The story from Concord, where United States officers forcibly arrested Sanborn, creating “intense excitement” in the town. They intended to take him to Washington “to answer for contempt, in refusing to obey the summons to appear before the Harper’s Ferry Investigating Committee….but the ruffians were prevented from taking him out of town, by the application of the writ of habeas corpus.”