The Underground Railroad eBook

William Still
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A person who signs himself Wm. Penn, lately wrote to Mr. Wright, saying he would pay $300 to have this service performed.  It is for the conveyance of only one SMALL package; but it has been discovered since, that the removal cannot be so safely effected without taking two larger packages with it.  I understand that the three are to be brought to this city and stored in safety, as soon as the forwarding merchant in Philadelphia shall say he is ready to send on.  The storage, etc., here, will cost a trifle, but the $300 will be promptly paid for the whole service.  I think Mr. Wright’s daughter, Hannah, has also seen you.  I am also known to Prof.  C.D.  Cleveland, of your city.  If you answer this promptly, you will soon hear from Wm. Penn himself.

Very truly yours,



PETERSBURG, VA., Oct. 17th, 1860.

MR. W. STILL:—­Dear Sir—­I am happy to think, that the time has come when we no doubt can open our correspondence with one another again.  Also I am in hopes, that these few lines may find you and family well and in the enjoyment of good health, as it leaves me and family the same.  I want you to know, that I feel as much determined to work in this glorious cause, as ever I did in all of my life, and I have some very good hams on hand that I would like very much for you to have.  I have nothing of interest to write about just now, only that the politics of the day is in a high rage, and I don’t know of the result, therefore, I want you to be one of those wide-a-wakes as is mentioned from your section of country now-a-days, &c.  Also, if you wish to write to me, Mr. J. Brown will inform you how to direct a letter to me.

No more at present, until I hear from you; but I want you to be a wide-a-wake.

Yours in haste,



ST. CATHARINE, C.W., July 2d, 1855.

MY DEAR FRIEND, WM. STILL:—­Mr. Elias Jasper and Miss Lucy Bell having arrived here safely on Saturday last, and found their “companions in tribulation,” who had arrived before them, I am induced to write and let you know the fact.  They are a cheerful, happy company, and very grateful for their freedom.  I have done the best I could for their comfort, but they are about to proceed across the lake to Toronto, thinking they can do better there than here, which is not unlikely.  They all remember you as their friend and benefactor, and return to you their sincere thanks.  My means of support are so scanty, that I am obliged to write without paying postage, or not write at all.  I hope you are not moneyless, as I am.  In attending to the wants of numerous strangers, I am much of the time perplexed from lack of means; but send on as many as you can and I will divide with them to the last crumb.

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