Gov. Henry Wise received this letter signed "Brutus" after the arrest of John Brown, an militant abolitionist who was later convicted and sentenced to death in Virginia. The letter compares Brown with George Washington--saying that both used violence in the pursuit of freedom and that "sauce for the goose ought to be sauce for the gander." The author warns that this will not be the last violent opposition to slavery. Gov. Henry A. Wise, Record Group 3, Library of Virginia.