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Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston is found guilty under the Fugitive Slave Law in Cleveland

"Am I not a Man and a Brother?"
05/10/1859
Charles Langston, a black man, had been on trial in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio for his part in the rescue of escaped slave John Price from his federal marshal captors in Wellington, Ohio the previous September.  Price was freed, hidden, and helped in a successful flight to Canada. A federal grand jury indicted 37 people for breaches of the Fugitive Slave Law but only two men would eventually be tried.  Simeon Bushnell, a white man, underwent a ten-day trial where he was convicted and sentenced to sixty days in prison. After a fifteen day trial, Langston was also found guilty. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 

Jacob R. Shipherd, Ralph Plumb, Henry Everard Peck, History of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue (Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1859), 94-165.