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14.
Instead of focusing on the murders of the pro-slavery settlers, what does Brown Jr. focus
on in his letter?
15.
Whose arrival brings about an end to fighting in Kansas?
16.
When does Kansas finally join the Union as a state and does it join the nation as a free
state or a slave state?

A Widow's Response to a "Cold Blood" Attack
17.
Was James Doyle a slave owner?

18.
Why did John Brown choose to go to the Doyle's home and target James Doyle and
sons?
19.
What did Mrs. Doyle claim happened to the three men?
20.
How do most historians believe Mr. Doyle and sons were killed?
21.
For what reason do most historians think Brown shot the three men?
22.
Regardless of how the Doyles were murdered, it is uniformly believed that Brown was
responsible for what?
23.
Mrs. Doyle claims in the letter that Brown had her family members murdered for what
reason?
24.
Mrs. Doyle says Brown murdered her husband and two sons and left her as a
"___________________________."
25.
Defenders of John Brown then and today don't focus on the massacre and instead focus
on what aspect about John Brown?

Reading Questions:

Letter from John Brown Jr., August 16, 1856
1.
In the first paragraph, what event does Brown Jr. say is going on near the U.S. Calvary
camp where he is being held?

2.
In the first paragraph, what does Brown Jr. claim the "Ruffians" have been doing to "free
state settlers"?
3.
In the second paragraph, how does Brown Jr. say a group of anti-slavery settlers managed
to get a group of pro-slavery men out of the log cabin in which they were hiding?

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