The Underground Railroad eBook

William Still
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before God and man, for I am not design to throw any obstacle in the way of those whom I left in South, but to aide them in every possible way.  I have done as you Requested, that to warn the friends of the dager of writing South.  I have told all you said in yours that Mr. Minkins would be in your city very soon, and you would see what you could do for me, do you mean or do speak in reference to my dear uncle.  I am hopes that you will use every ifford to get him from the position in which he now stand.  I know how he feels at this time, for I have felt the same when I was a runway.  I was bereft of all participation with my family for nearly nine months, and now that poor fellow are place in same position.  Oh God help I pray, what a pitty it is that I cannot do him no good, but I sincerely hope that you will not get fatigued at doing good in such cases, nay, I think other wises of you, however, I Say no more on this subject at present, but leave it for you to judge.
On the 13th inst. you made Some Remarks concerning friend Forman’s wife, I am Satisfied that you will do all you can for her Release from Slavery, but as you said you feels for them, so do I, and Mr. Foreman comes to me very often to know if I have heard anything from you concerning his wife, they all comes to for the same.

    God Save the Queen.  All my letters Southward have passed through
    your hands with an exception of one.



Death has snatched away one of his children and he has cause to mourn.  In his grief he recounts his struggles for freedom, and his having to leave his wife and children.  He acknowledges that he had to “work very hard for comforts,” but he declares that he would not “exchange with the comforts of ten thousand slaves.”

    TORONTO Sept 14th 1854

MY DEAR FRIEND STILL:—­this are the first oppertunity that I have had to write you since I Reed your letter of the 20th July, there have been sickness and Death in my family since your letter was Reed, our dear little Child have been taken from us one whom we loved so very Dear, but the almighty God knows what are best for us all.

    Louis Henry Hill, was born in Petersburg Va May 7th 1852. and
    Died Toronto August 19th 1854 at five o’clock P.M.

Dear Still I could say much about the times and insidince that have taken place since the coming of that dear little angle jest spoken of. it was 12 months and 3 days from the time that I took departure of my wife and child to proceed to Richmond to awaite a conveyance up to the day of his death.
it was thursday the 13th that I lift Richmond, it was Saturday the 15th that I land to my great joy in the city of Phila. then I put out for Canada.  I arrived in this city on Friday the 30th and to my great satisfaction.  I
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