"Posterity will owe everlasting thanks to John Brown for lifting up once more to the gaze of a nation grown fat and flabby on the garbage of lust and oppression, a true standard of heroic philanthropy, and each coming generation will pay its installment of the debt. . . . John Brown saw slavery through no mist or cloud, but in a light of infinite brightness, which left no one of its ten thousand horrors concealed." Frederick Douglass

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Monday, December 07, 2009


Dear Louis--

Just a piece of information--the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor Tim Kaine DID officially apologize for the crime of slavery, recognizing its complicity in that crime.

I agree with you that John Brown would be uncomfortable with a pardon--whether from Governor Henry Wise or Governor Tim Kaine.

All the Best,

Rich Gillespie
Director of Education
Mosby Heritage Area Association
Post Office Box 1497
Middleburg VA 20118
CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE-- www.mosbyheritagearea.org
Office Phone: (540) 687-5578
Home Phone: (540) 822-4351
MHAA---"PRESERVATION Through EDUCATION" in Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke,
Warren, and western Prince William Counties

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