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HAMILTON, March 25th, 1856.
MR. Still -Sir and Friend-I take the liberty of addressing you with these few lines hoping that you will attend to what I shall request of you. I have written to Virginia and have not received an answer yet. I want to know if you can get any one of your city to go to Richmond for me. If you can, I will pay the expense of the whole. The person that I want the messenger to see is a white girl. I expect you know who I allude to, it is the girl that sent me away. If you can get any one to go, you will please write right away and tell me the cost, &c. I will forward the money and a letter. Please use your endeavors. Yours Respectfully, JOHN HALL.
Direct yours to Mr. Hill.