Les derniers mots de John Brown
I found the real John Brown’s bible, and letters he had written, available for perusal at the Chicago History Museum. Brown’s final note, scrawled the day he was to hang, an almost precognitive warning of the coming Civil War and what was inevitable to end slavery.
Charlestown, Va, 2nd December 1859
I John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty, land: will never be purged away; but with Blood. I had as I now think: vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed; it might be done.