May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, October 7, 1854, to "Dear Friends"

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Syracuse,

Oct. 7, 1854

Dear Friends

The bearer of this will be Peter Still — one of the most remarkable of the many who have recently come out of the horrid bondage of the American democratic slave system.

His story is a peculiar one — as also the story of his friend Seth Conkling. I leave Mr Still to give his own narrative. You may rely upon all he tells you — for a more truthful man does not live.

He has nearly accomplished his arduous undertaking — has raised nearly enough to pay for the release of his family and bear the expenses of their removal to their new home in some one of the nominally free states of our Union. Do help him to the residue —

Yours truly

Samuel J. May.

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Title

May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, October 7, 1854, to "Dear Friends"

Description

Letter of introduction for Peter Still, written by the Rev. Samuel J. May, that notes Still's status as a former slave and states that Still has raised almost enough money to free his family members who remain in bondage.

Source

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Date

1854-10-07

Rights

public domain

Format

1 p.

Identifier

rutgers-lib:26911
doi:10.7282/T31V5F3N

Citation

May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871, “May, Samuel J., letter, Syracuse, October 7, 1854, to "Dear Friends",” Peter Still Digital Edition, accessed June 22, 2024, https://stillpapers.org/items/show/35.

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