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Anonymous to Clerk of Court, Kanawha County, 23 December 1859.


"Clerk of the Court

Charlestown Va

Sir.  You had better caution your authorities to be careful what you- with "Ossawatimi Brown"  So sure as you hurt One hair of his head- mark my word, the following day you will see every City-Town and Village South of Mason & Dixons line in


We are determined to put down Slavery at any


Forcibly if it must   Peacefully if it can

Believe me when I tell you the end is not yet-

by a long odds

All of us at the North Sympathize with the

Martyr of Harpers Ferry"

On the Envelope

"Clerk of the Court


Kanawha Coy


Postmarked "New York

Oct 23 1859"

Governor's Office, Letters Received, Henry A. Wise, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.