Tuesday, June 13, 2017

From a Slave secreted in Richmond, Virginia to William Still, October 18, 1860

RICHMOND, VA., Oct. 18th, 1860.

To MR. WILLIAM STILL: — Dear Sir — Please do me the favor as to write to my uncle a. few lines in regard to the bundle that is for John H. Hill, who lives in Hamilton, C. W. Sir, if this should reach you, be assured that it comes from the some poor individual that you have heard of before; the person who was so unlucky, and deceived also. If you write, address your letter John M. Hill, care of Box No. 250. I am speaking of a person who lives in P.va. I hope, sir, you will understand this is from a poor individual.

SOURCE: William Still, The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters &c., p. 43

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