Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 640-641.
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    Zak Rosenberg
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    WILMINGTON, 11th mo. 25th, 1857.

    ESTEEMED FRIEND, WM. STILL: - I now send Johnson, one of our colored men, up with the three men I wrote thee about. Johnson has undertook to have them well washed and cleaned during the day. And I have provided them with some second-hand clothes, to make them comfortable, a new pair of shoes and stockings, and shall pay Johnson for taking care of then. I mention this so that thee may know. Thee need not advance him any funds. In the present case I shall furnish them with money to pay their fare to Philadelphia, and Johnson home again. Hoping they will get on safe, I remain thy friend,


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