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Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Charles Langston is sentenced to twenty days in jail

"Am I not a Man and a Brother?"
05/12/1859
Charles Langston, a black graduate of Oberlin College, had been convicted 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 his 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, and Langston.  Both were convicted.  Langston was sentenced to twenty days in the Cuyahoga County jail and fined $100.  (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), 176-178.
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