John Henry Hill to William Still, August 15, 1856

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 199.
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    HAMILTON, August 15th, 1856.

    DEAR FRIEND:-I am very glad to hear that the Underground Rail Road is doing such good business, but tell me in your next letter if you have seen the heroic fellow that cut off the head of the Patrol in Maryland. We wants that fellow here, as John Bull has a great deal of fighting to do, and as there is a colored Captain in this city, I would seek to have that fellow Promoted, Provided he became a soldier. Great respect,


    P. S.-Please forward the enclosed to Mr. McCray.

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