Lydia Maria Child, on Brown

November 4, 1859

An excerpt of Child’s words:   “Brave old man!  Brave and generous, though sadly mistaken in his mode of operation. Whether they put him to death, or he escapes from their hands, I think this will prove the ‘Concord Fight’ of an impending revolution, and ‘Bunker Hill Battle’ will surely follow. MayGod make us strong for freedom!  I would say that evil days were near, were it not that no days are evil which lead to good.”