Owen Lovejoy

Lovejoy (1850s) by [[Jeremiah Gurney|J. Gurney & Son]] Owen Lovejoy (January 6, 1811 – March 25, 1864) was an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. After his brother Elijah Lovejoy was murdered in November 1837 by pro-slavery forces, Owen, a friend of Abraham Lincoln, became a leader of abolitionists in Illinois, condemning slavery and assisting runaway slaves in escaping to freedom. Provided by Wikipedia
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    Author: Lovejoy, Owen, 1811-1864
    Published 1858
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