John Clayton to William Still, March 6, 1854

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 59.
    Author (from)
    Clayton, John
    Date Certainty
    Sayo Ayodele
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    TORONTO, March 6th, 1854.

    DEAR MR. STILL:-I take this method of informing you that I am well both in health and mind You may rest assured that I fells myself a free man and do not fell as I did when I was in Virginia thanks be to God I have no master into Canada but I am my own man. I arrived safe into Canada on friday last. I must request of you to write a few lines to my wife and jest state to her that her friend arrived safe into this glorious land of liberty and I am well and she will make very short her time in Virginia. tell her that I likes here very well and hopes to like it better when I gets to work I don't meane for you to write the same words that are written above but I wish you give her, a clear understanding where I am and Shall Remain here untel She comes or I hears from her. Nothing more at present but remain yours most respectfully,


    You will please to direct the to Petersburg Luenena Johns or Clayton John is best.

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