William Wells Brown’s freedom

WILLIAM WELLS BROWN      “The friends of Mr. Brown in England have kindly contributed the amount necessary to secure his ransom from bondage, so that he can return to his native land without being subjected to the terrible liability of being seized as a fugitive, and scourged to death on a Southern plantation.   In a letter to Mr. Nell, he intimates that he may arrive in Boston in June or July.   In whatever period he may come, he will find many to give him a most friendly greeting. Our cause never needed his presence and his labors so much as in the present crisis….”
(Liberator, May 26, 1854,pg 2)