The Cleveland Daily Herald
Cleveland, July 11, 1859
The Last of the “Rescue” Prisoners.
Bushnell, the last of the “Oberlin Rescuers” remaining in jail completed his term of sentence to-day, and left for Oberlin by the 11:20 A.M. cars, on the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad. He was accompanied from the jail to the depot by a number of sympathizers, walking or riding in procession. The procession was headed by the Hecker Band, playing national airs. Banners were carried with the following inscription:
“The Oberlin and Wellington Rescuers:
Bushnell, Langston, Peck,
Liberty, Justice, Right.”
A large crowd assembled to see Bushnell off, and the train took out four densely crowded cars of passengers for Oberlin in addition to the cars containing the regular passengers. A public reception awaits the liberated prisoner at Oberlin.