Thomas Garrett to William Still, November 25, 1857

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 422.
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    Sayo Ayodele
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    WILMINGTON, 11th Mo. 25th, 1857.

    RESPECTED FRIEND, WILLIAM STILL :-I write to inform thee, that Captain Fountain has arrived this evening from the South with three men, one of which is nearly naked, and very lousy. He has been in the swamps of Carolina for eighteen months past. One of the others has been some time out. I would send them on to-night, but will have to provide two of them with some clothes before they can be sent by rail road. I have forgotten the number of thy house. As most likely all are more or less lousy, having been compelled to sleep together, I thought best to write thee so that thee may get a suitable place to take them to, and meet them at Broad and Prime streets on the arrival of the cars, about 11 o'clock to-morrow evening. I have engaged one of our men to take them to his house, and go to Philadelphia with them to-morrow evening. Johnson who will accompany them is a man in whom we can confide. Please send me the number of thy house when thee writes. THOMAS GARRETT.

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