Henry James Morris to William Still, September 18, 1856

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 318.
    Author (from)
    Morris, Henry James
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    TORONTO, Canada West, upper, 18th day of the 9th mo., 1856.

    MR. WILLIAM STILL: - Dear Sir - I hope these lines may find you and your family as they leave me give my respects to little Caroline and her mother.

    Dear Sir, I have received two letters from my wife since I saw you, and the second was awful. I am sorry to say she says she has been treated awful since I left, and she told the lady she thought she was left free and she told her she was as much slave as ever she was that the state was not to be settled until her death and it would be a meracle if she and her child got it then and that her master left a great many relations and she diden no what they would do. Mr. Still dear sir I am very sorry to hear my wife and child are slaves if you please dear sir inform me what to do for my dear wife and child. She said she has been threatened to be put in jail three times since I left also she tells me that she is washing for the captain of a vesel that use to run to Petersburg but now be runs to Baltimore and he has promas to take her to Delaware or New York for 50 dollars and she had not the money, she sent to me and I sent her all I had which was 5 dollars dear sir can you inform me what to do with a case of this kind the captains name is Thomas.

    My wife is name lucy an morris my child is name lot, if you please dear sir answer me as soon as you can posable. HENRY JAMES MORRIS, Toronto C. W.

    Henry James Morris in care of Wm. George Blunt, Centre St., 2 doors from Elam.

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