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    CHAPTER XVII.
  --  LOUISA IS IDENTIFIED IN OHIO BY A FELLOW-TRAVELER.   Table of Contents     CHAPTER XIX.
  --  AN UNEXPECTED MEETING.

Mattison, Hiram
Louisa Picquet, the Octoroon

- CHAPTER XVIII. -- VISIT TO OBERLIN, AND SOME OF THE "RESCUERS:" AND THENCE -- TO NEW YORK.

CHAPTER XVIII.
VISIT TO OBERLIN, AND SOME OF THE "RESCUERS:" AND THENCE
TO NEW YORK.


She next went to Oberlin, where she met with most cheering encouragement. Hon. Mr. Plumb (one of the "Rescuers," we

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believe,) took hold of the matter with great spirit. The Wesleyan Methodist Church took a collection of $14.92; the Congregational Church, $99.58; and the Episcopal Church, ninety-five cents! Other private subscriptions brought the amount collected in Oberlin up to $135; for which a draft was sent on to Mr. W.T. Drake, banker, Cincinnati. She then visited Penfield, Litchfield, Medina, and other small places, collecting small amounts (all of which are carefully entered in the subscription-book), and finally went to Cleveland. Here she received $9.62 at the door of the Baptist Church, in the morning on the Sabbath, and $17.14 in a collection in the First Congregational Church, in the evening.

At Cleveland Mrs. P. was advised to visit Buffalo, where the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was in session. The Baptist minister in Cleveland wrote a letter to another Baptist minister in Buffalo, and a Mr. Day wrote another to Rev. Mr. Hill, a delegate to the General Conference.

Mrs. Picquet then went on to Buffalo and delivered one of her letters, but received so little encouragement, owing, doubtless, to the interest upon the subject of slavery then pending in the General Conference, that she concluded to go on to New York.

Mr. Henry R. Smith, of Cleveland, had been very active in Mrs. P.'s behalf while she was in that city, and had given her letters to Henry Ward Beecher and others in New York. On reaching that city she met with excellent encouragement, so that, in a few days, she collected $223 there; $55.70 of this was collected at the Anniversary of the American Anti-slavery Society, at the Cooper Institute.


    CHAPTER XVII.
  --  LOUISA IS IDENTIFIED IN OHIO BY A FELLOW-TRAVELER.   Table of Contents     CHAPTER XIX.
  --  AN UNEXPECTED MEETING.