Jesse Johnston

CINCINNATI, July 29, 1854. Jesse Johnston formerly a slave of James G. Birney, and by him liberated, succeeded last night in “stealing” his daughter from Boone Co ., Ky. She is now safe and under the care of a conductor of the under-ground railway. I was very glad of the chance of furnishing them with the means of continuing their flight, which I would not have done before the passage of the Nebraska bill .


Frederick Douglass' Paper, August 11, 1854, citing an item from the N.Y. Tribune.