By Jeffrey S. Copeland
One time he led nineteen slaves to freedom through pretending to be an undertaker taking the physique of a slave around the Ohio River to a slave cemetery at the different aspect. He had one slave (in an open coffin) fake to be the deceased—and the opposite eighteen marched in a funeral procession during the center of city in simple sight. The townspeople stepped apart, out of recognize for the “deceased,” and watched him take them all around the river to their freedom! yet again he pretended to be a fowl broker, gaining the glory of all in a city, after which stole their slaves. nonetheless all over again he handed himself off as a businessman who had to construct boats to take salt to the South for a really ecocnomic enterprise. He obtained a number of the best voters of that city to take a position in his venture and, while the boats have been complete, he selected a moonless evening to get all of the slaves to the boats—and had them row to freedom.
Fairfield was once noticeable through a few as a scoundrel, a con guy, and a felony. Others observed him as a truly spiritual guy who believed with all his center that the evils of slavery had to be wiped out—and he was once keen to visit extremes to do this. Fairfield wasn’t as violent as, say, John Brown, yet he nonetheless obtained the activity done.
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Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire by Jeffrey S. Copeland