To Set the Captives Free


To Set the Captives Free: Reverend Jemain Wesley Loguen and the struggle for freedom in Central New York 1835-1872

One of the most fervent and dedicated abolitionists of his day. An ex-slave, he brazenly printed in Syracuse newspapers his address and invitations to other runaways seeking freedom. He became infamous for his leadership in the "Jerry rescue"-one of the very few successful fugitive slace rescues in the country.


by Carol Hunter

pgs 208

A community heritage gift shop, located within the Visitors Center on the Gerrit Smith Estate, National Historic Landmark, in Peterboro NY. The Mercantile is staffed and operated under the management of the Smithfield Community Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Peterboro.


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