Lecture by Calvin Fairbank

Rev. Calvin Fairbank, who was imprisoned for many years in Kentucky, gave a narrative of his experience and sufferings, in Tremont Temple, Sunday evening.  Mr. Fairbank was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment in Kentucky State Prison, for aiding a slave woman to escape. While confined there, he was put to the most severe tasks, and punished with lashes on the bare back for any failure to complete the allotted task.  He was pardoned within the last two years.  The lecturer was introduced by Wendell Phillips.  Miss Tileston, to whose self-denying labors Mr. Fairbank was principally indebted for his release, and who has since become his wife, was present on the stage Sunday evening.  (Liberator, May 26, 1865, pg 3)

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