John William Dungy to William Still, January 11, 1861

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 546-547.
    Author (from)
    Dungy, John William
    Date Certainty
    Michael Blake
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    BRANTFORD, C. W., JANUARY 1lth, 61.

    MR. WM. STILL, DEAR SIR: - I take this opportunity to drop you a few lines to let you hear from me. I am well at this time, hoping this will find you the same.

    I acknowledge my great neglectness of you with great regret that I have not answered your letter before this, I hope you will excuse me as I have succeeded in getting me a wife since I wrote to you last.

    My mind has been much taken up in so doing for several months past. Give my compliments to your wife and your family, and Mr. Gibbs, also hoping they are all well. Tell Mrs. Still to pray for me that I may grow in grace and the knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus.

    I often think of you all. I pray that the time may come when we will all be men in the United States. We have read here of the great disturbance in the South. My prayer is that this may be a deathblow to Slavery. Do you ever have any Underground Rail Road passengers now? Times have been very prosperous in Canada this year.

    The commercial trade and traffic on the railways has been very dull for these few months back. Business on the Buffalo and Lake Huron railway has been so dull that a great number of the hands have been discharged on account of the panic in the South.

    Canada yet cries, Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!

    I must now say a little about my friend and brother Stepney Brown, he lived about six months at the Niagara Falls and is now going to school here in Brantford, he sends his best respects to you all. He and I often sit together at night after the labor of the day is over talking about our absent friends wishing we could see them once more.

    Mr. Brown and myself have been wishing for one or two of your slavery standards and would be much obliged to you if you would send some of the latest.

    Please let me hear from you as soon as possible. I must now bring my letter to a close and remain your affectionate friend,                             J. W. DUNGY.

    P. S. May the Lord be with you.                     J. W. DUNGY.

    Address your letter to John W. Dungy, Brantford, C. W.

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