N. Coryell to William Still, August 18, 1856

    Source citation
    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 330-331.
    Author (from)
    N. Coryell
    Date Certainty
    Leah Suhrstedt
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    HAVANA, Aug. 18, 1856.

    MR. WM. STILL - Dear Sir: - Yours of the 18th, for D. Robertson, was duly received. In behalf of Daniel, I thank you kindly for the interest you manifest in him. The letters that have gone from him to his friends in Virginia, have been written by me, and sent in such a manner as we thought would best ensure safety. Yet I am well aware of the risk of writing, and have restrained him as far as possible, and the last one I wrote was to be the last, till an effort was made to reclaim his wife. Daniel is a faithful, likely man, and is well liked by all who know him. He is industrious and prudent, and is bending his whole energies toward the reclaiming his wife. He can forward to you the one hundred dollars at any day that it may be wanted, and if you can do anything to forward his interests it will be very gratefully received as an additional favor on your part. He asks for no money, but your kindly efforts, which he regards more highly than money. Very respectfully,


    The letters that have been written for him were dated "Niagara Falls, Canada West," and his friends think he is there - none of them know to the contrary - it is important that they never do know. N. C.

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