Frances Hilliard to William Still, October 15, 1855

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 289.
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    Hilliard, Frances
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    Michael Blake
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    TORONTO, CANADA, U. C., October 15th, 1855.

    MY DEAR MR. STILL:-Sir-I take the opportunity of writing you a few lines to inform you of my health. I am very well at present, and hope that when these few lines reach you they may find you enjoying the same blessing. Give my love to Mrs. Still and all the children, and also to Mr. Swan, and tell him that he must give you the money that he has, and you will please send it to me, as I have received a letter from my husband saying that I must come on to him as soon as I get the money from him. I cannot go to him until I get the money that Mr. Swan basin hand. Please tell Mr. Caustle that the clothes he spoke of my mother did not know anything about them. I left them with Hinson Brown and he promised to give them to Mr. Smith. Tell him to ask Mr. Smith to get them from Mr. Brown for me, and when I get settled I will send him word and he can send them tome. The letters that were sent to me I received then all. I wish you would send me word if Mr. Smith is on the boat yet-if he is please write me word in your next letter. Please send me the money as soon as you possibly can, for I am very anxious to see my husband. I send to you for I think you will do what you can for me. No more at present, but remain Yours truly, FRANCES HILLIARD.

    Send me word if Mr. Caustle had given Mr. Smith the money that he promised to give him.

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