Secession Era Editorials Project
The Abolitionists of the North Implicated
in the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Enquirer [Democratic]
(20 October 59)
It will be seen from the telegraphic dispatches
that the Northern Abolitionists are implicated
and are at the bottom of the Harper's Ferry
conspiracy. They raised large sums of money
to carry it forward to a successful termination.
GARRIT SMITH gave one hundred dollars, and
FRED. DOUGLAS ten dollars. Doubtless other
leading Abolitionists were concerned in it.
A letter had been received from Cincinnati disclosing
the whole plot, and warning the people
against it before its consummation. It is very
possible that GIDDINGS and the prominent Re-
publicans of the Western reserve knew what
was going on, if they were not active participants
in it. A large number of SHARPE's rifles
were found with the conspirators, probably sent
on by the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society,
and the BEECHERS and SILLIMANS of New
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