John Henry Hill to William Still, June 5, 1858

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 200.
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    HAMILTON, June 5th, 1858.

    DEAR FRIEND STILL:-I have just heard that our friend Capt. B. have being taken Prisoner in Virginia with slaves on board of his vessel. I hard this about an hour ago. the Person told me of this said he read it in the newspaper, if this be so it is awfull. You will be so kind as to send me some information. Send me one of the Virginia Papers. Poor fellow if they have got him, I am sorry, sorry to my heart. I have not beard from my Uncle for a long time if have beard or do hear anything from him at any time you will oblige me by writing. I wish you to inquire of Mr. Anderson's friends (if you know any of them), if they have beard anything from him since he was in your city. I have written to him twice since he was here according to his own directions, but never received an answer. I wants to bear from my mother very much, but cannot hear one word. You will present my best regards to the friend. Mrs. Hill is quite sick. Yours truly,

    J. H. HILL.

    P. S.-I have not received the Anti-Slavery Standard for several weeks. Please forward any news relative to the Capt. J. H. H.

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