- Why do you think Mr. Pennybacker makes a point to say that "There was not a slave within forty miles of Pottawattomie Creek?"
- Pennybacker gives accounts of several attacks by John Brown and his men. How do you think Pennybacker's accounts affected how the public viewed Brown?
"John Brown, the Insurgent," Alexandria Gazette, 21 November 1859. Courtesy of Library of Congress