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The Magnet and the Iron: John Brown and George L. Stearns The Stories Behind the Busts

Letter from John Brown to George L. Stearns, August 10, 1857

Date:
1857
Exhibit Description:
Letter from John Brown written to George L. Stearns from Tabor, Iowa. The letter is dated August 10, 1857. Brown wrote, "I am in immediate want of from Five Hundred to One Thousand Dollars for secret service & no questions asked."
Source:
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Attribution:
Brown, John
Attribution Statement:
Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Source URL:
http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_AD_NPG.74.1
Exhibit Tags:
John Brown, George L. Stearns, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, letters, documents, Iowa, and Boston