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