Jacob Blockson to William Still, December 26, 1858

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 490-491.
    Author (from)
    Blockson, Jacob
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    SAINT CATHARINES. Cannda West, Dec. 26th, 1858.

    DEAR WIFE :-I now infom you I am in Canada and am well and hope you are the same, and would wish you to be here next august, you come to suspension bridge and from there to St. Catharines, write and let me know. I am doing well working for a Butcher this winter, and will get good wages in the spring I now get $2,50 a week. I Jacob Blockson, George Lewis, George Alligood and James Alligood are all in St. Catharines, and met George Ross from Lewis Wright's, Jim Blockson is in Canada West, and Jim Delany, Plunnoth Connon. I expect you my wife Lea Ann Blockson, my son Alexander & Lewis and Ames will all be here and Isabella also, if you cant bring all bring Alexander surely, write when you will come and I will meet you in Albany. Love to you all, from your loving Husband,


    fare through $12,30 to here.

    Mr. STILL: Sir: - you will please Envelope this and send it to John Sheppard Bridgeville P office in Sussex county Delaware, seal it in black and oblige me, write to her to come to you.

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