Also see Bill Federer's article, "The Oddest 'Bible' to Ever Exist." WND.com [Washington, D.C.], Jan. 9, 2018.
The article discusses the antebellum crisis over slavery, particularly the work of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and the Sharps' rifle.
|Owen Brown, who died|
|Bedford, Pa., in the 1840s|
Bring flowers to the captive’s lonely cell,
They have tales of the joyous woods to tell;
Of the free blue streams and the glowing sky,
And the bright world shut from his languid eye.
[Brown] responded with the utmost courtesy—but promptly protested, in a firm yet polite manner, against the profession claimed in the title I had prefixed to my signature—declaring that he could not hold communion with any one, as a Christian, who apologized, in any way, for the institution of domestic slavery.