The Underground Railroad eBook

William Still
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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD3
EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM REV.  N.R.  JOHNSTON.14
McKIERNON’S LETTER.16
THE SEPARATION.20
UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD LETTERS.21
LETTER FROM THOMAS GARRETT (U.G.R.R.  DEPOT).22
LETTER FROM MISS G.A.  LEWIS (U.G.R.R.  DEPOT).22
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LETTER FROM J. BIGELOW, ESQ.24
LETTER FROM HAM & EGGS, SLAVE (U.G.R.R.  AG’T).25
LETTER FROM REV H. WILSON (U.G.R.R.  AG’T).25
LETTER FROM SHERIDAN FORD, IN DISTRESS.26
LETTER FROM E.F.  PENNYPACKER (U.G.R.R.  DEPOT).26
LETTER FROM JOS.  C. BUSTILL (U.G.R.R.  DEPOT).27
LETTER FROM A SLAVE SECRETED IN RICHMOND.27
LETTER FROM G.S.  NELSON (U.G.R.R.  DEPOT).27
LETTER FROM JOHN THOMPSON.28
LETTER FROM JOHN THOMPSON, A FUGITIVE, TO HIS MOTHER.28
LETTER FROM “WM. PENN” (OF THE BAR).28
LETTER FROM MISS THEODOCIA GILBERT.29
ARRIVED PER ERRICSON LINE OF STEAMERS, WRAPPED IN STRAW AND BOXED UP,30
WESLEY HARRIS,[A] ALIAS ROBERT JACKSON, AND THE MATTERSON BROTHERS.32
DEATH OF ROMULUS HALL—­NEW NAME GEORGE WEEMS.35
JAMES MERCER, WM. H. GILLIAM, AND JOHN CLAYTON.38
LETTER FROM MRS. L.E.  WHITE.40
LETTER FROM WILLIAM HENRY GILLIAM.42
JAMES MERCER’S LETTER.42
CLARISSA DAVIS.44
ANTHONY BLOW, ALIAS HENRY LEVISON.46
PERRY JOHNSON, OF ELKTON, MARYLAND.48
ISAAC FORMAN, WILLIAM DAVIS, AND WILLIS REDICK.49
EXTRACT OF LETTER FROM ISAAC FORMAN.49
SECOND LETTER.50
WILLIAM DAVIS.51
JOSEPH HENRY CAMP.51
SHERIDAN FORD.52
JOSEPH KNEELAND, ALIAS JOSEPH HULSON.53
EX-PRESIDENT TYLER’S HOUSEHOLD LOSES AN ARISTOCRATIC “ARTICLE.”54
EDWARD MORGAN, HENRY JOHNSON, JAMES AND STEPHEN BUTLER.55
HENRY PREDO.57
DANIEL HUGHES.57
THOMAS ELLIOTT.58
MARY EPPS, ALIAS EMMA BROWN—­JOSEPH AND ROBERT ROBINSON.59
GEORGE SOLOMON, DANIEL NEALL, BENJAMIN R. FLETCHER AND MARIA DORSEY.63
HENRY BOX BROWN.66
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LETTER COPIED FROM THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE.72
THE ARRIVALS OF A SINGLE MONTH.82
SAMUEL PATTISON’S LETTER.87
INTERESTING LETTER FROM ISRAEL.91
LETTER FROM JOHN AUGUSTA.96
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A SLAVE GIRL’S NARRATIVE.98
ARRIVAL OF JACKSON, ISAAC AND EDMONDSON TURNER FROM PETERSBURG.103
LETTERS AND WARNING TO SLAVEHOLDERS.103
A WARNING TO SLAVE-HOLDERS.106
ROBERT BROWN, ALIAS THOMAS JONES.107
ANTHONY LONEY, ALIAS WILLIAM ARMSTEAD.108
CORNELIUS SCOTT.109
SAMUEL WILLIAMS, ALIAS JOHN WILLIAMS.109
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WILLIAM JORDON, ALIAS WILLIAM PRICE115
JOSEPH GRANT AND JOHN SPEAKS.117
WILLIAM N. TAYLOR.120
LOUISA BROWN.121
JACOB WATERS AND ALFRED GOULDEN.121
ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE.121
LETTER FROM JEFFERSON PIPKINS.122
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND.126
EIGHT ARRIVALS: 128
CHARLES THOMPSON,131
BLOOD FLOWED FREELY.135
JOHN PETTIFOOT.138
EMANUEL T. WHITE.139
THE ESCAPE OF A CHILD FOURTEEN MONTHS OLD.140
LETTER FROM “J.B.”140
LETTERS FROM E.L.  STEVENS.141
ESCAPE OF A YOUNG SLAVE MOTHER.143
SAMUEL W. JOHNSON.144
LETTER FROM SAMUEL W. JOHNSON TO HIS WIFE.145
FAMILY FROM BALTIMORE.146
ELIJAH HILTON.147
SOLOMON BROWN.149
WILLIAM HOGG, ALIAS JOHN SMITH.149
TWO FEMALE PASSENGERS FEOM MARYLAND.150
CAPTAIN F. AND THE MAYOR OF NORFOLK.151
ARRIVALS FROM DIFFERENT PLACES.157
LETTER FROM J. BIGELOW, ESQ.162
SECOND LETTER FROM LAWYER BIGELOW.164
LETTER FROM THE MOTHER.173
LETTERS FROM WILLIAM PENN.174
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FIRST LETTER179
SECOND LETTER.180
THIRD LETTER.181
FOURTH LETTER.182
FIFTH LETTER.184
SIXTH LETTER.185
SEVENTH LETTER.185
EIGHTH LETTER.186
NINTH LETTER.187
TENTH LETTER.188
ELEVENTH LETTER.189
TWELFTH LETTER.189
THIRTEENTH LETTER.190
THE ESCAPE OF HEZEKIAH HILL.190
JAMES—­(BROTHER OF JOHN HENRY HILL).192
FROM VIRGINIA, MARYLAND AND DELAWARE.193
SAMUEL BUSH, ALIAS WILLIAM OBLEBEE.194
JOHN SPENCER AND HIS SON WILLIAM, AND JAMES ALBERT.194
HETTY SCOTT ALIAS MARGARET DUNCANS AND DAUGHTER PRISCILLA.195
ROBERT FISHER.195
HANSEL WAPLES.196
ROSE ANNA TONNELL ALIAS MARIA HYDE.196
MARY ENNIS ALIAS LICIA HEMMIN.197
FROM RICHMOND AND NORFOLK, VA.200
SUSAN BROOKS.201
WILLIAM HENRY ATKINS.202
FOUR ARRIVALS.203
SECOND LETTER.210
THIRD LETTER.211
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CHARLES GILBERT.224
LIBERTY OR DEATH.228
SALT-WATER FUGITIVE.230
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COPY OF DISCHARGE.233
TEN YEARS IN THE PENITENTIARY FOR HAVING A COPY OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN.234
AN IRISH GIRL’S DEVOTION TO FREEDOM.238
FIRST LETTER.239
THIRD LETTER.240
LETTER FROM A. GOODWIN.244
SUNDRY ARRIVALS248
HEAVY REWARD.261
SLAVE TRADER HALL IS FOILED.262
ESCAPING IN A CHEST.270
ISAAC WILLIAMS, HENRY BANKS, AND KIT NICKLESS.272
SEPTEMBER 28, 1856.274
SUNDRY ARRIVALS, ABOUT AUGUST 1ST, 1855.276
DEEP FURROWS ON THE BACK.282
THOMAS GARRETT’S LETTER.284
ESCAPED FROM “A WORTHLESS SOT.”287
WILLIAM BUTCHER, ALIAS WILLIAM T. MITCHELL.289
HARRIET SHEPHARD, AND HER FIVE CHILDREN, WITH FIVE OTHER PASSENGERS.290
EIGHT AND A HALF MONTHS SECRETED.291
ARTHUR FOWLER, ALIAS BENJAMIN JOHNSON.292
SUNDRY ARRIVALS.293
SUNDRY ARRIVALS ABOUT JANUARY FIRST, 1855.296
SLAVE-HOLDER IN MARYLAND WITH THREE COLORED WIVES.301
CAPTAIN F. ARRIVES WITH NINE PASSENGERS.302
OWEN AND OTHO TAYLOR’S FLIGHT WITH HORSES, ETC.307
HEAVY REWARD.311
CAPTAIN F. ARRIVES WITH FOURTEEN “PRIME ARTICLES” ON BOARD.312
NAMES OF THE “ARTICLES.”312
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PART OF THE ARRIVALS IN DECEMBER, 1855.325
THE FUGITIVE SLAVE BILL OF 1850.329
THE SLAVE-HUNTING TRAGEDY IN LANCASTER COUNTY, IN SEPTEMBER, 1851.335
THE LAW OF TREASON, AS LAID DOWN BY JUDGE KANE.344
COPY OF THE INDICTMENT.349
WILLIAM AND ELLEN CRAFT.355
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ARRIVALS FROM RICHMOND.364
PASSENGERS FROM NORTH CAROLINA.366
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THOMAS CLINTON, SAUNEY PRY AND BENJAMIN DUCKET.368
ARRIVALS IN APRIL, 1856.369
FIVE FROM GEORGETOWN CROSS ROADS.373
PASSENGERS FROM MARYLAND, 1857.375
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.377
ARRIVAL FROM UNIONVILLE, 1857.378
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1857.379
ARRIVAL FROM CAMBRIDGE, 1857.380
OLD JANE DAVIS—­FLED TO ESCAPE THE AUCTION-BLOCK.380
BENJAMIN ROSS, AND HIS WIFE HARRIET.381
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1857.382
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1857.383
THE WIFE’S STATEMENT383
ARRIVAL FROM ALEXANDRIA, 1857.384
THE ACTING COMMITTEE386
ARRIVAL FROM UNIONVILLE, 1857.387
ARRIVAL FROM NEW ORLEANS, 1857.388
ANOTHER SLAVE HUNT IN PHILADELPHIA.391
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.392
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1857.394
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.394
ARRIVAL FROM GEORGETOWN CROSS-ROADS, 1857.395
ARRIVAL FROM ALEXANDRIA.396
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.396
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK, VA.397
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.398
FOUR ABLE-BODIED “ARTICLES” IN ONE ARRIVAL, 1857.399
ARRIVAL FROM ARLINGTON, MD. 1857.401
FIVE PASSENGERS, 1857.403
ARRIVAL FROM HOWARD CO., MD., 1857.403
ARRIVAL FROM PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD.405
ARRIVAL FROM RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY, 1857.405
ARRIVAL FROM NORTH CAROLINA, 1857.406
EDWARD LEWIS.409
ALFRED HOLLON, GEORGE AND CHARLES N. RODGERS.411
ARRIVAL FROM KENT COUNTY, 1857.412
ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE COUNTY, 1857.413
MARY COOPER AND MOSES ARMSTEAD, 1857.413
ARRIVAL FROM NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C.413
ARRIVAL FROM HARFORD CO., 1857.417
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1857.417
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK, VA. 1857.418
ARRIVAL FROM HOOPESVILLE, MD., 1857.420
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1858.421
ARRIVAL FROM QUEEN ANN COUNTY, 1858.422
ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE.423
ARRIVAL FROM DUNWOODY COUNTY, 1858.423
ARRIVED FROM ALEXANDRIA, VA., 1857.424
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1858.424
ARRIVAL FROM PETERSBURG, 1858.425
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.426
ARRIVAL OF A PARTY OF SIX, 1858.426
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1858.430
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1858.431
ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE, 1858.431
ARRIVAL FROM HIGHTSTOWN, 1858.432
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1858.433
ARRIVAL FROM BELLEAIR.434
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1858.436
ARRIVAL FROM NEW MARKET, 1858.438
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1858.439
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1858.440
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK, VA., 1858.441
ARRIVAL FROM NEAR BALTIMORE, 1858.442
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1858.443
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, 1858.443
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1858.444
ARRIVAL FROM THE OLD DOMINION.444
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1858.449
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1858.450
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1858.450
ARRIVAL FROM NORTH CAROLINA AND DELAWARE.451
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.452
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.455
SECOND LETTER FROM THOMAS GARRETT.456
ARRIVAL FROM HONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP, 1858.457
ARRIVAL FROM ALEXANDRIA, VA., 1858.457
ARRIVAL FROM THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.459
CROSSING THE BAY IN A SKIFF.460
ARRIVAL FROM KENT COUNTY, MD., 1858.463
ARRIVAL FROM WASHINGTON, 1858.464
ARRIVAL FROM CECIL COUNTY, 1858.465
ARRIVAL FROM GEORGETOWN, D.C., 1858.465
ARRIVAL FROM SUSSEX COUNTY, 1858.466
SUNDRY ARRIVALS IN 1859.469
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1859.471
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1858.472
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ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1859.474
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1859.476
SUNDRY ARRIVALS, 1859.477
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1859.480
ARRIVAL FROM DELAWARE, 1859.480
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1859.481
SUNDRY ARRIVALS FROM MARYLAND (1859)481
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1859.483
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.484
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.485
SUNDRY ARRIVALS FROM MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA.486
ARRIVAL FROM SEAFORD, 1859.487
ARRIVAL FROM TAPPS’ NECK, MD., 1859.488
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1859.489
SUNDRY ARRIVALS FROM VIRGINIA, MARYLAND AND DELAWARE.491
ARRIVAL FROM DIFFERENT POINTS.492
SUNDRY ARRIVALS FROM MARYLAND, 1860.496
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1860.497
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ARRIVAL FROM BALTIMORE, 1860.499
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.500
ARRIVAL FROM FREDERICKSBURG, 1860.501
SUNDRY ARRIVALS FROM MARYLAND, 1860.502
CROSSING THE BAY IN A BATTEAU.504
ARRIVAL FROM DORCHESTER CO., 1860.506
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND, 1860.507
TWELVE MONTHS IN THE WOODS, 1860.507
ARRIVAL FROM MARYLAND.508
A SLAVE CATCHER CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP.509
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1858.511
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND, 1859.514
ARRIVAL FROM RICHMOND.516
ARRIVAL FROM VIRGINIA, 1854.531
ARRIVAL FROM NORFOLK.533
ARRIVAL OF FIFTEEN FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.534
THE CASE OF EUPHEMIA WILLIAMS,541
THE OVERSEER IS NOW EXAMINED.545
HELPERS AND SYMPATHIZERS AT HOME AND ABROAD—­INTERESTING LETTERS.558
PAMPHLET, AND LETTERS567
TO THE FRIENDS OF THE SLAVE.567
WOMAN ESCAPING IN A BOX, 1857.583
ORGANIZATION OF THE VIGILANCE COMMITTEE.585
PORTRAITS AND SKETCHES.587
ABIGAIL GOODWIN.591
FAITHFUL WORKERS IN THE CAUSE.596
THOMAS GARRETT.596
THE TRIAL OF THE CASES, 1848.604
FOUR OF GOD’S POOR.613
FOUR FEMALES ON BOARD.614
DANIEL GIBBONS.615
LUCRETIA MOTT.623
JAMES MILLER McKIM.628
EMINENT ANTI-SLAVERY MEN632
WILLIAM H. FURNESS, D.D.633
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON.639
SPEECH OF MR. BRIGHT, M.P.642
SPEECH OF THE DUKE OF ARGYLL.646
SPEECH OF MR. GARRISON.650
ELIJAH F. PENNYPACKER,662
STATION MASTERS ON THE ROAD.665
WILLIAM WRIGHT.665
DR. BARTHOLOMEW FUSSELL.669
THOMAS SHIPLEY.[A]672
THOMAS SHIPLEY,683
BY JOHN G. WHITTIER.684
JOHN HUNN.685
688
BY JOHN HUNN.689
OFFICERS OF THE ROAD.692
SAMUEL RHOADS693
GEORGE CORSON695
CHARLES D. CLEVELAND.697
OUR OBJECT.702
WILLIAM WHIPPER.710
ISAAC T. HOPPER.715
SAMUEL D. BURRIS,721
MARIANN, GRACE ANNA, AND ELIZABETH R. LEWIS.723
EARNEST IN THE CAUSE.723
CUNNINGHAM’S RACHE.729
FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER.730
CHRISTIANITY.731
LETTER TO JOHN BROWN’S WIFE.738
TO THE UNION SAVERS OF CLEVELAND.740
FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT.746
PRIVATE LECTURES TO FREEDWOMEN.749
A LECTURE.753
THE END.759
PREFACE, 1-6.759
CONTENTS, 9-21.760
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT IT780
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD,787
PEOPLE’S PUBLISHING CO.,790
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