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“Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of their friends…and suffered and sacrificed what I have in this interference…every man in this court would have deemed it worthy of reward rather than punishment.”
— John Brown, speaking on November 2, 1859 during his sentencing.

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John Brown – Harper’s Ferry Raid
October 15, 1859