I have gleaned certain information in bits and pieces that lead to a shadowy group financing J. Brown. Not so much as hopes of ending slavery on moral grounds but financial. They were big business concerns that were trying to eliminate slavery in hopes of eliminating the so called cheaper labor force. Somehow the Rothchilds were supposedly involved. Has anyone heard of this or has any information? I know most rumors have grain of truth. But what the truth is I don't know. Any help out there?