John Brown Arraigned Before The Court

John Brown Arraigned Before The Court Civil War

Stock #: 181300
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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October 27, 1859, John Brown was arraigned before the Jefferson County Court, sitting at Charlestown, W. Va. (then Virginia), for conspiracy to excite a negro insurrection, treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia and murder. He was still suffering from his wounds and had to e helped to rise to his feet to plead. Judge Richard Parker presided. Brown was defended by Messrs, Botts, Greene, Chilton and Griswold, who sit at left of the Judge. Prosecuting Attorney Andrew hunter sits behind the Judge."
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