Thomas Garrett to William Still, July 19, 1856

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    William Still, The Underground Rail Road (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872), 316.
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    Michael Blake
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    WILMINGTON, 7th mo., 19th, 1856.

    RESPECTED FRIEND, WILLIAM STILL: -I now have the pleasure of consigning to thy care four able-bodied human beings from North Carolina, and five from Virginia, one of which is a girl twelve or thirteen years of age, the rest all men. After thee has seen and conversed with them, thee can determine what is best to be done with them. I am assured they are such as can take good care of themselves. Elijah Pennypacker, some time since, informed me he could find employment in his neighborhood for two or three good hands. I should think that those from Carolina would be about as safe in that neighborhood as any place this side of Canada. Wishing our friends a safe trip, I remain thy sincere friend,


    After conferring with Harry Craige, we have concluded to send five or six of them tonight in the cars, and the balance, if those go safe, to-morrow night, or in the steam-boat on Second day morning, directed to the Anti-Slavery office.

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