Abigail Goodwin to William Still, February 10, 1858

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 621.
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    Michael Blake
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    SALEM, February 10, 1858,

    DEAR FRIEND: - Thee will find enclosed, five dollars for the fugitives, a little for so many to share it, but better than nothing; oh, that people, rich people, would remember them instead of spending so much on themselves; and those too, who are not called rich, might, if there was only a willing mind, give too of their abundance; how can they forbear to sympathize with those poor destitute ones - but so it is - there is not half the feeling for them there ought to be, indeed scarcely anybody seems to think about them. "Inasmuch as ye have not done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have not done it unto me." Thy friend,


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