BROWN'S PRE-ARRANGED PLAN.
Among the letters of Col. Hugh Forbes, just put forth, exposing a fore-knowledge by leading republican Senators and others of the long mediated insurrection of old Brown at Harper's Ferry, is one dated at Washington, D. C., May 14, 1859, and addressed to S. G. Howe, Boston. This letter gives his own and Brown's plans of operating on the Southern States. Forbes' plan was to organize along the Southern slave frontier a series of slave stampedes. But the following is more to the point:
Brown had a different scheme. He proposed, with some twenty-five to fifty (colored and white mixed,) well armed, and bringing a quantity of spare arms, to beat up a slave quarter in Virginia....
[Editor's Note: The majority of this article has been omitted form our transcription except for the portions directly mentioning the term "slave stampedes" or some variant.]
"Brown's Pre-Arranged Plan," Baltimore (MD) Sun, October 29, 1859, p. 1