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Fugitive slave John Price arrested in Oberlin, Ohio but freed by a anti-slavery mob in nearby Wellington

Lorain County, Ohio, 1857
09/13/1858
The Deputy United States Marshal for Ohio arrested the escaped slave John Price, known as "Little John," in Oberlin, Ohio under the federal Fugitive Slave Law. He had been living in the town for two years since his escape and was well known there. Hundreds of black and white citizens of Oberlin gathered and marched the eight miles to Wellington, Ohio where the slave catchers awaited the train with White and freed him. He was then aided in his escape to Canada. In December, 37 of the "rescuers," including four Oberlin College students and one of their professors, were indicted under the federal slave statute. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 384.