Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Oberlin Women,” April 28, 1859

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    “The Oberlin Women – God Bless Them,” Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, April 28, 1859, p. 2: 2.
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    Cleveland (OH) Herald
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    The Oberlin Women – God Bless Them
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    THE OBERLIN WOMEN – GOD BLESS THEM. – It is not perhaps generally known that a number of the wives of the indicted are sharing prison life with their husbands, refusing to accept private hospitality, but constantly cheering the inner walls of that frowning judicial fortress with their smiles and their words of cheer. The Leader of this morning in speaking of Bushnell’s present prison in the government building, says:

    “The jail room of Bushnell was guarded by [bailiffs?] yesterday and last night, though the Marshal had had the test of every possible assurance that Mr. Bushnell had no desire to escape. Mrs. B. is permitted to share his imprisonment, which she does with a true woman’s devotion to one who is persecuted for no other crime but obeying the Golden Rule, of doing unto others as ye would that they should do unto you. Mrs. Peck, Mrs. Fitch, Mrs. Plumb, and other noble women of Oberlin, also cheer, by their presence, the prison life of the husbands, fathers and brothers, on whom the officials of the Federal Government are thus wreaking the vengeance of the “sum of all villainies.” - Cleveland Herald, April 25.

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