Anna H. Richardson to William Still, May 2, 1861

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 607.
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    Richardson, Anna H.
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    Michael Blake
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    NEWCASTLE, 5th mo., 2, 1861.

    W. STILL: - DEAR FRIEND: - That poor fellow, who was so long secreted, had been often in my thoughts, when laying this case of the fugitives before our friends. I should like thee to feel at liberty to replace the remainder of the twenty-five dollars from the accompanying ten pounds, which I have much pleasure in forwarding, but think it better to mention, that it may perhaps be the last remittance for some little time from this quarter, as I do not at present see any immediate opening for getting more. Our worthy friend, W. S. Bailey, has lately been here, and Dr. Cheever and W. H. Day, are expected in a week or two. From London too, there are very earnest appeals to assist the "African Anti-slavery Society." Thank thee for the newspapers and thy last kind note. I think thou rather over-rates my little services. What a crisis is coming! O, what will the end be? With our united best wishes, thy sincere friend,


    £7 of this money is from some personally unknown friend at Lancaster; £5 from two nice little children of my acquaintance.

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