Joseph C. Bustill to William Still, March 24, 1856

Source citation
William Still, The Underground Railroad (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 43.
Author (from)
Bustill, Joseph C.
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Sayo Ayodele, Dickinson College
Transcription date

The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print.  Spelling and other typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

HARRISBURG, March 24, '56.

FRIEND STILL-I suppose ere this you have seen those five large and three small packages I sent by way of Reading, consisting of three men and women and children. They arrived here this morning at 8 1/2 o'clock and left twenty minutes past three. You will please send me any information likely to prove interesting in relation to them.

Lately we have formed a Society here, called the Fugitive Aid Society. This is our first case, and I hope it will prove entirely successful.

When you write, please inform me what signs or symbols you make use of in your despatches, and any other information in relation to operations of the Underground Rail Road.

Our reason for sending by the Reading Road, was to gain time; it is expected the owners will be in town this afternoon, and by this Road we gained five hours' time, which is a matter of much importance, and we may have occasion to use it sometimes in future. In great haste, Yours with great respect, Jos. C. BUSTILL.

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