George Ballard to William Still, July 19, 1858

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 448.
    Author (from)
    Ballard, George
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    ST. CATHARINES, JULY 19th, 1858.

    DEAR SIR:--With pleasure I now inform you that I am well, and hope this may find you and yours the same also. I hope kind sir you will please to see Mr. Paul Hammon, to know when he will try to get my Mother and Sister I wish him to send me word when he will go so I may meet him in Philadelphia.
    And I will Endevor to meet him there With some money to assist him in getting them. Let me know when you start for them so I may be able to meet you there, please after this letter passes from you sir, give it to John Camper tell him to give it to his Mother, so that my Mother can get it, be careful and not let no white man get hold of it. I am now living with my cousin Leven Parker, near Saint Catharines, $10 a month. No more at present, from your friend,

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