John Atkinson to William Still, September 4, 1854

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 300.
    Author (from)
    Atkinson, John
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    ST. CATHARINES, Sept. 4th.

    DEAR SIR:-I now embrace this favorable opportunity of writing you a few lines to inform you that I am quite well and arrived here safe, and I hope that these few lines may find you and your family the same. I hope you will intercede for my clothes and as soon as they come please to send them to me, and if you have not time, get Dr. Lundy to look out for them, and when they come be very careful in sending them. I wish you would copy off this letter and give it to the Steward, and tell him to give it to Henry Lewy and tell him to give it to my wife. Brother sends his love to you and all the family and he is overjoyed at seeing me arrive safe, he can hardly contain himself; also he wants to see his wife very much, and says when she comes he hopes you will send her on as soon as possible. Jerry Williams' love, together with all of us. I bad a message for Mr. Lundy, but I forgot it when I was there. No more at present, but remain your ever grateful and sincere friend,


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