Thomas Garrett to William Still, August 25, 1859

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 641.
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    WILMINGTON, 8th mo. 25th, 1859.

    ESTEEMED FRIEND, WM. STILL: - The brig Alvena, of Lewistown, is in the Delaware opposite here, with four females on board. The colored man, who has them in charge, was employed by the husband of one of them to bring his wife up. When he arrived here, he found the man had left. As the vessel is bound to Red Bank, I have advised him to take them there in the vessel, and to-morrow take them in the steamboat to the city, and to the Anti-slavery office. He says they owe the captain one dollar and fifty cents for board, and I gave him three dollars, to pay the captain and take them to your office. I have a man here, to go on to-night, that was nearly naked; shall rig him out pretty comfortably. Poor fellow, he has lost his left hand, but he says he can take care of himself. In haste, thy friend,


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