Frances Watkins Harper to William Still, September 28, 1854

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William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 758-759.
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The agent of the State Anti-Slavery Society of Maine travels with me, and she is a pleasant, dear, sweet lady. I do like her so. We travel together, eat together, and sleep together. (She is a white woman.) In fact I have not been in one colored person's house since I left Massachusetts; but I have a pleasant time. My life reminds me of a beautiful dream. What a difference between this and York! * * * I have met with some of the kindest treatment up here that I have ever received. * * *  I have lectured three times this week. After I went from Limerick, I went to Springvale; there I spoke on Sunday night at an Anti-Slavery meeting. Some of the people are Anti-Slavery, Anti-rum and Anti-Catholic; and if you could see our Maine ladies, - some of them among the noblest types of womanhood you have ever seen! They are for putting men of Anti-Slavery principles in office, * *  to cleanse the corrupt fountains of our government by sending men to Congress who will plead for our down-trodden and oppressed brethren, our crushed and helpless sisters, whose tears and blood bedew our soil, whose chains are clanking' neath our proudest banners, whose cries and groans amid our loudest paeans rise.

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