"The Secret Six" 383


"The Secret Six" by Matthew Urtz, 
Madison County Historian June 11,2011
Gerrit Smith did not like to travel from his beloved Peterboro, but he did so May 24, 1858, to meet at the Revere House in Boston with four northern supporters of John Brown who lived in the Boston area.

These four men of Boston, plus another absent from that spring meeting, and the one man of Peterboro became known as “The Secret Six.” Their support of John Brown’s objective led to the hostile fire of the South at Fort Sumter in 1861.

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