May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, N.Y., June 8, 1853, to Dr. Joseph Parrish, Burlington, New Jersey

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Dr Joseph Parrish.
Burlington
New Jersey.

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Syracuse, N.Y.

June 8th
1853.

Dear Sir

A few days ago I received a letter from my friend William Lloyd Garrison, of Boston enclosing a request signed by Peter Still - his mark - that I would send to you two hundred dollars that interesting man left in my hand, being money which he had collected towards the sum demanded for the liberty of his wife and children. Please find enclosed a draft for $200 on New York, made payable to your order - and I will thank you to acknowledge the receipt of it. --

Please give my kindest regards to Peter Still and assure him that I shall hold myself in readiness at any time to [fulfill] my written promise to him --

And moreover let him know

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that I have some hope of getting the price demanded for the family reduced somewhat - perhaps to $4000 - I cannot promise that it will be done - but Providence has unexpectedly offered a door for some approach to the slaveholder’s heart --

Yours Respectfully

Samuel J. May

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Title

May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, N.Y., June 8, 1853, to Dr. Joseph Parrish, Burlington, New Jersey

Description

The Rev. Samuel J. May acknowledges the receipt of a letter from William Lloyd Garrison, with a request signed by Peter Still, asking that 200 dollars which May holds of Still's money be forwarded to Parrish, which sum is enclosed as a bank draft [not present], and requests that certain information be conveyed to Still, including the news that May has “some hope of getting the price demanded for the [enslaved Still] family reduced somewhat—perhaps to $4,000.”

Source

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Date

1853-06-08

Rights

public domain

Format

2 p.

Identifier

rutgers-lib:26735
doi:10.7282/T3R49QW2

Citation

May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871, “May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, N.Y., June 8, 1853, to Dr. Joseph Parrish, Burlington, New Jersey,” Peter Still Digital Edition, accessed June 22, 2024, https://stillpapers.org/items/show/16.

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