Fairbank in prison again

From the Worcester Spy,  a story about Fairbank  — “About the year 1843, Calvin Fairbank, a clergyman and citizen of new York, was imprisoned in Kentucky, upon the charge of aiding slaves to escape from that state. He remained in prison several years, conducting himself so unexceptionably that many of the slaveholders became at last interested in him, and finally Governor Crittenden granted him a pardon in 1849…..about six weeks ago, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, without due process of law, he was arrested and was carried to Louisville, Kentucky, where he now is imprisoned and chained, upon a charge of assisting the slaves of one Mr. Shotwell to escape. The only evidence adduced against him is that of a man wo declares that he saw Mr. Fairbank, on the morning of the 3d of Nov. in company with a dark mulatto woman, wearing a lead colored shawl and straw bonnet.. … Mr. Fairbank is at the mercy of his enemies, who have never forgiven Governor Crittenden for granting him a pardon in 1849, and who would make his imprisoment for life compensate their vengeance and their disappointment, on account of his former escape.   (Liberator, January 23, 1852 , pg 2)