S[till], W[illia]m, letter, A[nti] S[lavery] Office, Philadelphia, October 12, 1852, to Peter [Still], [in New Jersey]
Philadelphia A.S. Office
Oct. 12th 1852
My Dear Peter:
We would be glad to hear what you are doing towards effecting the deliverance of your family. I understood that you had written to [McKiernan], to know of him, if he would not take three thousand Dols. for your family - if so, have you received any answer yet? O how glad I should be to hear of that the price on your family had been reduced, say two thousand Dols. But I have but little hope of being gratified with such news.
Have you ascertained yet what your friends in Burlington & N.J. will do in the way of pecuniary means, providing you can buy them your family? I should like to come up some time before long and have an interview with some of the friends on the subject.
Mr. McKim rec'd a letter last Saturday from Rev. S. J May, of Syracuse in which was a note from Mrs. Reynolds, which I will enclose to you. probably
you can understand it. I cannot.
My love to Mary & tell her she must go up to Mother's soon & give Sophia a [setting] back. James informed me, in a letter last Saturday, that Sophia had been giving some great insults to Mother; and he proposed to going up some time this week. Poor fellow, he was trembling. He thought if you would only lay claim to your share of the property it would have a good attendency. I answered his letter yesterday, & advised him to go up & read the law to them in plain language. So that they may know exactly just what to defend upon. But I want Mary to go up just for Sophia's sake. Tell her I will pay her fare providing she will go, she need not [lose] any time. She can leave Burlington on Saturday Morning & then return on Monday Morning – by all means prevail on her to go.
My wife & Daughter are both well, & though they know nothing of my being in the act of writing this letter yet I will take the liberty to send their love to you.
Answer this letter soon & oblige