Mrs. M. Brooks to William Still, November 21, 1859

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 590.
    Author (from)
    Brooks, Mrs. M.
    Date Certainty
    Transcription adapted from The Underground Rail Road (1872), by William Still
    Adapted by Michael Blake, Dickinson College
    Transcription date
    The following transcript has been adapted from The Underground Rail Road (1872).

    ELLINGTON, Nov. 21st, 1859.

    MR. WILLIAM STILL: - Dear Sir: - In the above-named place, some five years since there was formed a Ladies' Anti-slavery Society, which has put forth its feeble endeavors to aid the cause of "breaking every yoke and letting the oppressed go free," and we trust, through our means, others have been made glad of heart. Every year we have sent a box of clothing, bedding, etc., to the aid of the fugitive, and wishing to send it where it would be of the most service, we have it suggested to us, to send to you the box we have at present. You would confer a favor upon the members of our society, by writing us, giving a detail of that which would be the most service to you, and whether or no it would be more advantageous to you than some nearer station, and we will send or endeavor to, that which would benefit you most.

    William Wells Brown visited our place a short time since, recommending us to send to you in preference to Syracuse, where we sent our last box.

    Please write, letting me know what most is needed to aid you in your glorious work, a work which will surely meet its reward. Direct, Ellington, Chautauqua county, N. Y.         Your sister, in the cause,

    Mrs. M. BROOKS.

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