William Brinkly to William Still, March 23, 1857

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    William Still, The Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 74.
    Author (from)
    Brinkly, William
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    Sayo Ayodele
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    CAMDEN, DEL., March 23d, 1857.

    DEAR SIR; I tak my pen in hand to write to you, to inform you what we have bad to go throw for the last two weaks. Thir wir six men and two woman was betraid on the tenth of this month, thea had them in prison but thea got out was conveyed by a black man, he told them he wood bring them to my bows, as he wos told, he bad ben they Befor, lie has corn with Harrett, a woman that stops at my hous when she pases tow and throw yau. You don't no me I supos, the Rev. Thomas H. Kennard dos, or Peter Lowis. He Road Camden Circuit, this man led them in dover prisin and left them with a whit man; but tha tour out the winders and jump out, so cum back to camden. We put them throug, we hav to carry them 19 mils and cum back the sam night wich maks 38 mils. It is tou much for our littel horses. We must do the bes we can, ther is much Bisness dun on this Road. We hav to go throw dover and smerny, the two wors places this sid of mary land lin. If you have herd or scan them pies let me no. I will Com to Phila be for long and then I will call and se you. There is much to do her. Ples to wright, I Remain your frend,


    Remember me to Thom. Kennard.

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