A clerk in a dry goods store in Western New York, who was of full age, a member of a church, and had hitherto borne a respectable character, hired two colored boys to work for him in a hotel in Ohio, and on his way thither, sold them as fugitive slaves to three Kentuckians, who appear to have believed his representations.  On of the intended victims, detecting the plot, escaped from the cars, knocking down the Kentuckian who undertook to prevent him.  The other was sold for $750 to an honorable slaveholder in Warsaw, Ky., who upon proof of the outrage, promptly and cheerfully returned him to freedom.


from The American Conflict, a History of the Great War, Vol. 1, by Horace Greeley, 1865