Widow of John Brown at NEASS meeting

At the 1860 annual meeting of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, Garrison referred to the coincidence of the presence of John Brown at the meeting one year ago and the presence of his widow at this meeting.  Garrison called her a truly noble woman, as he recognized her presence  “on our platform today”.  The item in the Liberator, June 8, 1860, notes that the fact of Mrs. Brown’s presence thus made known to the convention induced a general spontaneous expression of the deep sympathy felt for her and her children.

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