Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Underground Railroad," November 7, 1855

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    "The Underground Railroad," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, November 7, 1855, p. 2: 1.
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    Richmond Daily Dispatch
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    The Underground Railroad
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    The Underground Railroad, judging from the fugitive intelligence which the city and country papers continue to publish, is still doing an active business. We constantly hear of disappearances in smaller or larger numbers, throughout the State. There are undoubtedly abolition agents in all parts of Virginia, and it behooves the police to keep a sharp look out. Perhaps more stringent laws are necessary, and it might not be amiss to establish a secret police to ferret out the operators on the underground railraod. A visitation and search in Hampton Roads of, all coasting vessels, outward bound might also be of service.

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