Calvin Fairbank

September 7, 1849

A notice signed by Francis Jackson and Ellis Gray Loring that a sum of money remitted to Kentucky, has resulted in Fairbank’s liberation on August 23.  The notice recalls that Fairbank had been sentenced in part for his assisting Lewis Hayden to flee from slavery. Early in this year it had been ascertained that Fairbank could be pardoned if his former owners would so petition, which they were willing to do on receiving indemnity of six hundred and fifty dollars.  Hayden had raised that sum sixty days from “one hundred and sixty individuals nearly all from Massachusetts”.  The money was deposited with Jackson and Loring, and then forwarded to Kentucky.

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