Stepney Brown to William Still, March 3, 1860

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 498.
    Author (from)
    Brown, Stepney
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    BRANTFORD, March 3d, 1860.

    MR. WILLIAM STILL, DEAR SIR: - I now take the pleasure of writing to you a few lines write soon hoping to find you enjoying perfect health, as I am the same.
    My joy within is so great that I cannot find words to express it. When I met with my friend brother Dungy who stopped at your house on his way to Canada after having a long chase after me from Toronto to Hamilton he at last found me in the town of Brantford Canada West and ought we not to return Almighty God thanks for delivering us from the many dangers and trials that beset our path in this wicked world we live in.
    I have long been wanting to write to you but I entirely forgot the number of your house Mr. Dungy luckily happened to have your directions with him. Religion is good when we live right may God help you to pray often to him that he might receive you at the hour of your final departure. Yours most respectfully.

    STEPNEY BROWN, per Jas. A. Walk.

    P. S. Write as soon as possible for I wish very much to hear from you. I understand that Mrs. Hunt has been to Richmond, Va. be so kind as to ask her if she heard anything about that money. Give my love to all inquiring friends and to your family especially. I now thank God that I have not lost a day in sickness since I came to Canada.
    Kiss the baby for me. I know you are busy but I hope you will have time to write a few lines to me to let me know how you and your family are getting on. No more at present, but I am yours very truly, STEPNEY BROWN, per Jas. A. Walkinshaw.

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