Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 27, 1857

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 638-639.
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    WILMINGTON, 3d mo., 27th, 1857,

    ESTEEMED FRIEND, WILLIAM STILL: - I have been very anxious for some time past, to hear what has become of Harriet Tubman. The last I heard of her, she was in the State of New York, on her way to Canada with some friends, last fall. Has thee seen, or heard anything of her lately? It would be a sorrowful fact, if such a hero as she, should be lost from the Underground Rail Road. I have just received a letter from Ireland, making inquiry respecting her. If thee gets this in time, and knows anything respecting her, please drop me a line by mail to-morrow, and I will get it next morning if not sooner, and oblige thy friend.

    I have heard nothing from the eighth man from Dover, but trust he is safe. THOMAS GARRETT.

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