Mr. N. Coryell to William Still, September 29, 1856

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 331.
    Author (from)
    Mr. N. Coryell
    Date Certainty
    Leah Suhrstedt
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    HAVANA, Sept. 29, 1856.

    MR. WM. STILL- Dear Sir: - I enclose herewith a draft on New York, payable to your order, for $100, to be paid on the delivery at Philadelphia of Daniel Robertson's wife.

    You can readily see that it has been necessary for Daniel to work almost night and day to have laid up so large an amount of money, since the first of April, as this one hundred dollars. Daniel is industrious and prudent, and saves all of his earnings, above his most absolute wants. If the Captain is not successful in getting Daniel's wife, you, of course, will return the draft, without charge, as you said. I hope success will attend him, for Daniel deserves to be rewarded, if ever man did. Yours, &c.


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