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John Hunn -- Quaker Abolitionist
In 1846, Hunn was convicted of the crime of aiding in the escape of slaves. Hunn was faced with fines of $20,000. After this incident, Hunn was expected to stop his efforts in aiding runaway slaves. Instead, he said that he would "never... withhold a helping hand from the down-trodden in their hour of distress." He continued his his work with the Underground Railroad after all of his belongings were seized by the Sheriff's Department and sold at at an estate sale.
Although his belongings were sold, Hunn continued his efforts to abolish slavery. After the war, we worked with the Freedman's Bureau and assisted former slaves in Port Royal, SC. John and is son "Honest" both worked for the Bureau and then returned to Deleware in 1876.
"I ask no other reward for my efforts than to feel that I have been of service to my fellow men. No other course would have brought peace to my mind."
John Hunn died in 1894, is buried at the cemetery next to his Quaker meeting house next to his son "Honest" John Hunn Jr.
Camden Wyoming, Deleware 19934
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