John W. Jones to William Still, June 6, 1860

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 530.
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    Jones, John W.
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    Michael Blake
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as true to the original written document as possible. Spelling and other typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    ELMIRA, June 6th, 1860.

    FRIEND WM. STILL: - All six came safe to this place. The two men came last night, about twelve o'clock; the man and woman stopped at the depot, and went east on the next train, about eighteen miles, and did not get back till to-night, so that the two men went this morning, and the four went this evening.

    0, old master don't cry for me,

    For I am going to Canada where colored men are free.

    P. S. What is the news in the city? Will you tell me how many you have sent over to Canada? I would like to know. They all send their love to you. I have nothing new to tell you. We are all in good health. I see there is a law passed in Maryland not to set any slaves free. They bad better get the consent of the Underground Rail Road before they passed such a thing. Good night from your friend, JOHN W. JONES.

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