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Dr. Richard Eells House

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