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John Brown's Convention 1858

In May 1858, the American abolitionist John Brown held a three-day series of meetings in Chatham (a terminus on the underground railroad) to organize support for his plan to liberate the southern slaves. First Baptist Church was the site of one of these meetings.

Location

On the grounds of the church, 135 King Street East, Chatham

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Municipality of Chatham-Kent (District)

Municipality: Municipality of Chatham-Kent

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