Thomas Garrett to William Still, March 23, 1856

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 325.
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    Leah Suhrstedt
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    WILMINGTON, 3d mo., 23d, 1856.

    DEAR FRIEND, WILLIAM STILL:- Captain Fountain has arrived all safe, with the human cargo thee was inquiring for, a few days since. I had men waiting till 12 o'clock till the Captain arrived at his berth, ready to receive them; last night they then learned, that be had landed them at the Rocks, near the old Swedes church, in the care of our efficient Pilot, who is in the employ of my friend, John Hillis, and he has them now in charge. As soon as my breakfast is over, I will see Hillis and determine what is best to be done in their case. My own opinion is, we had better send them to Hook and there put them in the cars to-night and send a pilot to take them to thy house. As Marcus Hook is in Pennsylvania, the agent of the cars runs no risk of the fine of five hundred dollars our State imposes for assisting one of God's poor out of the State by steamboat or cars. As ever thy friend,


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