The Underground Railroad eBook

William Still
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a steamer was before her to accept or refuse.  The spirit of freedom dictated that she should accept the offer and leave by the first boat.  Admonished that she could reach the boat and also travel more safely in male attire she at once said, “Any way so I succeed.”  It is not to be supposed for a moment, that the effort could be made without encountering a great “fight of affliction.”  When the hour arrived for the boat to start, Mary was nicely secreted in a box (place), where she was not discovered when the officers made their usual search.  On arriving in Philadelphia, she mingled her rejoicings with the Committee in testifying to the great advantage of the Underground Rail Road, and to the carefulness of its agents in guarding against accidents.  After remaining a short time in Philadelphia, she made choice of Boston as her future residence, and with a letter of introduction to William Lloyd Garrison, she proceeded thitherward.  How she was received, and what she thought of the place and people, may be gleaned from this letter (written by herself.)

    BOSTON, May 15th, 1858.

DEAR FRIEND:—­I have selected this oppotunity to write you a few lines, hopeing thay may find you and yours enjoying helth and happiness.  I arrived hear on Thirsday last, and had a lettor of intoduction giving to me by one of the gentlemen at the Antoslavery office in New York, to Mr. Garrison in Boston, I found him and his lady both to bee very clever.  I stopped with them the first day of my arrivel hear, since that Time I have been living with Mrs. Hilliard I have met with so menny of my acquaintances hear, that I all most immagion my self to bee in the old country.  I have not been to Canaday yet, as you expected.  I had the pleasure of seeing the lettor that you wrote to them on the subject.  I suffered much on the road with head ake but since that time I have no reason to complain, please do not for git to send the degarritips in the Shaimpain basket with Dr. Lundys, Mr. Lesley said he will send them by express, tell Julia kelly, that through mistake, I took one of her pocket handkerchift, that was laying on the table, but I shall keep it in remembranc of the onner.  I must bring my lettor to a close as I have nothing more to say, and believe me to be your faithfull friend.

    LOUISA P. JONES.

    P.S.  Remember me to each, and every member of your familly and
    all Enquiring Friends.

Being of an industrious turn she found a situation immediately, and from that day to the present, she has sustained an excellent character in every respect, and as a fashionable dressmaker does a good business.

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ARRIVAL OF FIFTEEN FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.

PER SCHOONER—­TWICE SEARCHED—­LANDED AT LEAGUE ISLAND.

ISAAC FORMAN, HENRY WILLIAMS, WILLIAM SEYMOUR, HARRIET TAYLOR, MARY BIRD, MRS. LEWEY, SARAH SAUNDERS, SOPHIA GRAY, HENRY GRAY, MARY GRAY, WINFIELD SCOTT, and three children.

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