Thomas Garrett to William Still, September 6, 1857

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 639-640.
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    WILMINGTON, 9th mo. 6th, 1857.

    RESPECTED FRIEND, WM. STILL: - This evening I send to thy care four of God's poor. Severn Johnson, a true man, will go with them to-night by rail road to thy house. I have given Johnson five dollars, which will pay all expenses, and leave each twenty-five cents. We are indebted to Captain F-t-n for those. May success attend them in their efforts to maintain themselves. Please send word by Johnson whether or no, those seven arrived safe I wrote thee of ten days since. My wife and self were at Longwood to-day, had a pleasant ride and good meeting. We are, as ever, thy friend,


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