The site is the 1835 residence of Dr. Richard Eells, a Quincy doctor and abolitionist who was arrested and charged in 1842 with harboring a fugitive enslaved African American named Charley. Fined $400 by Judge Stephen A. Douglas, Eells lost appeals to the Illinois and United States Supreme Courts.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 415 Jersey Street, Quincy, 62301
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Friends of the Dr. Richard Eells House
Location Type: Site
People/Organizations Associated with the site: Judge Stephen A. Douglas
Freedom Seekers: Charley (IL, 1842)
UGRR Operatives: Dr. Richard Eells