Wilmington in Clinton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
"Who Sends Thee?"
whether inside me or outside of me I knew not,
but I was awake.
It said, ‘Go thou and see the president.’
I answered, ‘Yea, Lord, thy servant heareth.’
and unhitching my plow, I went at once to the house and
said to mother,
‘Wilt thou go with me to Washington to see the president?’
‘Who sends thee?’ she asked.
‘The Lord,’ I answered.”
In September of 1862, Isaac Harvey, Quaker farmer,
and his wife, Sarah Edwards Harvey, traveled to
Washington D.C. to speak to President Lincoln on
their concern for the emancipation of the slaves.
At the conclusion of their visit, he gave them a note,
which ended with these words:
“May the Lord comfort them as they have sustained me.”
The Emancipation Proclamation
was announced on September 22, 1862.
Isaac Harvey (1809-1883), his wife Sarah (1812-1902), and
their family were members of Springfield Friends Meeting
and lived on Lebanon Road, Adams Township,
Clinton County, Ohio.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Civil Rights • Peace • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1862.
Location. 39° 26.644′ N, 83° 49.092′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Ohio, in Clinton County. Marker is on the Wilmington College campus, about 800 feet SSE of the intersection of Locust Street/Rombach Avenue (US Route 22) and College Avenue, immediately south of the library, and about 200 feet SW of the carillon. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington OH 45177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilmington College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marble Hall (about 500 feet away); David Linton (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Post No. 49 Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash (approx. half a mile away); Military Air Disaster (approx. half a mile away); Kenneth W. Faul302 TAW C-119 Accident Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,711 times since then and 255 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.