Taylor, A.M., letter, Cin[cinnati], December 20, 1854, to N. Longworth, Esqr.

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[Cincinnati]

Dec 20th/54

N Longworth Esqr

The bearer Peter Still who is a native of New Jersey, if not of near kin to us, has been presented to me by very respectable parties, with the assurance that his statements can be relied on - he arrived here three days since from Burlington NJ. & is waiting the arrival of his wife & three children who have been purchased from slavery in Alabama by the aid of kind friends, for the enormous sum of $5000 - and he now asks from his Jersey relatives & others only a sufficient amount to purchase some necessary clothing & pay their expenses to Burlington New Jersey - (from the vicinity of which, tis said, he was stolen when abt 6 yrs old & carried to Ky and sold - having purchased his own freedom some 4 yrs since.)

permit me to commend him to your favourable notice at his special request.

I am very [respectfully]

A M Taylor

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Title

Taylor, A.M., letter, Cin[cinnati], December 20, 1854, to N. Longworth, Esqr.

Description

Letter of introduction for Peter Still, written by A.M. Taylor, which states in part that Still is in Cincinnati from Burlington, New Jersey, "[a]waiting the arrival of his wife & three children who have been purchased from slavery" and notes that Still is currently seeking donations to buy clothing and fund the family's travel to New Jersey.

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Source

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Date

1854-12-20

Rights

public domain

Format

1 p.

Identifier

rutgers-lib:26913
doi:10.7282/T39C6XJ9

Citation

Taylor, A. M., “Taylor, A.M., letter, Cin[cinnati], December 20, 1854, to N. Longworth, Esqr.,” Peter Still Digital Edition, accessed August 10, 2022, https://stillpapers.org/items/show/37.

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