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The Honorable House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia. The Petition of the undersigned, John H. Allstadt, of Jefferson County, in the State of Virginia, respectfully represents that on the night of the 16th October 1859, about 3 o'clock, his Dwelling House situated on his Farm, on the road leading from Harper's Ferry to Charlestown, in said county, was with violence broken into by five or six armed men and himself and son forcibly carried off, as prisoners, to Harper's Ferry. The party conducting and effecting this abduction by force of arms, was led by John Brown's Captains as he so termed them and they acquiesced in this title.