Still, W[illia]m, letter, Anti Slavery Office, Philadelphia, November 9, 1853, to Peter [Still]
Philadelphia Anti Slavery Office
My Dear Peter.
I have not written to you for a long while for the very good reason that I have not known where I could reach you with a letter and even now I shall be obliged to let this letter take its chance in finding you.
You will see by the accompanying letter from Rev. S.J. May, Jr. of Syracuse, that important information is needed, in relation to your family, as you can best give the information, I hope you will do so without delay. I answered his letter as well as I could, but could not name any persons in Tuscumbia, &c.
Mr. Birney did not succeed in his undertakings; indeed I doubt very much whether he took much pains in the matter. in fact he as good as told me he had done but little. He was very anxious to get hold of the money. Edwards M. Davis, who holds it, thought that so it was placed where he could [draft] for it at sight, that that was all sufficient. So it was of course,
but that did not seem to have met Mr. Birney's wishes though he consented at the time the arrangement was made with him that he was satisfied with it. But I will tell you all about the matter when I see you.
How much money have you raised in all? And when do you think of coming on this way?