to Governor Henry A. Wise, n.d. [ca. November 1859].
You are very Eloquent in denouncing old Brown, as a Vile traitor
Because he wished to free the Poor Black Slaves;
But how different you are in speaking of George Washington; the
Chief of the White Rebels, "Consistency thou are a jewel"
Oh how gloriously, and God-like to oppose British Slavery,
To shoot, murder, hang confiscate, axe any thing to gain
Freedom; Boston then was the Cradle of Liberty, now the nursery
"How very strange that wrong and right;
"Should all depend on Black and white"
If it was right for the whites, Pray inform us how it is wrong for the
Blacks, "Sauce for the goose ought to be sauce for the gander"
George Washington could hang Major Andre, and help to Rob
England of her Property; and he Elevated to the Presidentcy
But, old Brown must be Elevated to a gibbet,
Now Sir we wish to inform you, that this is not the last attempt that will be made to aid the Poor Slaves; you may tremble
For fear, for come it will like a thunderbolt; though one
Two, or ten may fail and suffer, others will arise untill
The "Black star is erased from america's flag
There as many a wise been a wisecare
Governor's Office, Letters Received, Henry A. Wise, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.