Calvin Fairbank is the man, who with Delia Webster, had guided Lewis and Harriet Hayden to freedom. Readers should learn more of this man, who, by the end of his seventeen years of imprisonment, had received on his back 35,000 lashes, as punishment. Here in the April 5, 1850 Liberator is a letter from Fairbank. He expresses gratitude to the people of Boston, indicates an intention to write a book about his experiences, and indicates that letters to him can be sent in care of Lewis Hayden.
December 25, 2010