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William Still
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 1,197 pages of information about The Underground Railroad.
am in good health and good Spirits, and feeles Rejoiced in the Lord for my liberty.  I Received cople of paper from you to-day.  I wish you see James Morris whom or Abram George the first and second on the Ship Penn., give my respects to them, and ask James if he will call at Henry W. Quarles on May street oppisit the Jews synagogue and call for Marena Mercer, give my love to her ask her of all the times about Richmond, tell her to Send me all the news.  Tell Mr. Morris that there will be no danger in going to that place.  You will also tell M. to make himself known to her as she may know who sent him.  And I wish to get a letter from you.

    JAMES M. MERCER.

JOHN H. HILL’S LETTER.

    My friend, I would like to hear from you, I have been looking
    for a letter from you for Several days as the last was very
    interesting to me, please to write Right away.

    Yours most Respectfully,

    JOHN H. HILL.

Instead of weeping over the sad situation of his “penniless” mistress and showing any signs of contrition for having wronged the man who held the mortgage of seven hundred and fifty dollars on him, James actually “feels rejoiced in the Lord for his liberty,” and is “very much pleased with Toronto;” but is not satisfied yet, he is even concocting a plan by which his wife might be run off from Richmond, which would be the cause of her owner (Henry W. Quarles, Esq.) losing at least one thousand dollars,

    ST. CATHARINE, CANADA, JUNE 8th, 1854.

MR. STILL, DEAR FRIEND:—­I received a letter from the poor old widow, Mrs. L.E.  White, and she says I may come back if I choose and she will do a good part by me.  Yes, yes I am choosing the western side of the South for my home.  She is smart, but cannot bung my eye, so she shall have to die in the poor house at last, so she says, and Mercer and myself will be the cause of it.  That is all right.  I am getting even with her now for I was in the poor house for twenty-five years and have just got out.  And she said she knew I was coming away six weeks before I started, so you may know my chance was slim.  But Mr. John Wright said I came off like a gentleman and he did not blame me for coming for I was a great boy.  Yes I here him enough he is all gas.  I am in Canada, and they cannot help themselves.
About that subject I will not say anything more.  You must write to me as soon as you can and let me here the news and how the Family is and yourself.  Let me know how the times is with the U.G.R.R.  Co.  Is it doing good business?  Mr. Dykes sends his respects to you.  Give mine to your family.

    Your true friend,

    W.H.  GILLIAM.

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