An Abolitionist Recalls Anti-Slavery Days in Wisconsin
Wisconsin As It Was and As It Is
Soloman Ashley Dwinnell (1812-1879) was a Congregationalist minister who came to Wisconsin in 1838 and lived in Walworth and Sauk counties. His sermons were known for their "radical" pronouncements favoring temperance and condemning slavery, profanity, and Sabbath-breaking. In this pamphlet issued at the end of the Civil War, he reviews the growth of the state and recalls events from the anti-slavery movement in Wisconsin, including the escape of Caroline Quarlls via the underground railroad and the visit of Lewis Washington (beginning on page 15).