Today is the 147th anniversary of John Brown’s execution. In 1859, Brown led a raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, to start a liberation movement among the slaves there. During the raid, he seized the armory; seven people were killed, and ten or more were injured. He intended to arm slaves with weapons from the arsenal, but the attack failed. Within 36 hours, Brown’s men had fled or been killed or captured by local pro-slavery farmers, militiamen, and U.S. Marines led by Robert E. Lee. He was tried for treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, the murder of five men and inciting a slave insurrection.
Since you wanted asks, I figured I'd send you one. Hi, I'm Lily. I hope you're well. I know this has been a really challenging time for you, and I hope it slows down after finals so you can get some rest. I've been really impressed by your work ethic. I gave up on my semester like weeks ago; it's a disaster. Incompletes all around here.