Journal C of Station No. 2, William Still, 1853, 3

1853

April 19         Philadelphia

                   Arrived__ David Jones Alias Jefferson Pipkins[1], from Balt Md.__ held by the Widow Pipkins Also Elizth Brit [2] Louisa Pipkins [3]  Also Harriet Brown [4] (Jane Wooton__ by Geo. Stewart of Balti.  Also Gracy Murray [5], (Sophia Sims)__ by Stewart, as above  Also Ed. Williams [6] (Henry Johnson) __ by Ed. Moons, Balti.  Also Chas. Lee [7], (Thos. Bushier ) __ by Stewart (as above)

                             The 6 persons above refered to, all left Balti. on ththe 1st Sunday in April.  It appears they were respectable, cleanly, and gave evidence of having highly appreciated that which they had been all their lives robed of_ liberty_  Four were from 20 to 28.  Two were about 37 to 40 yrs of age. They were all duly cared for by the com. And forwarded to N.Y.

                   Exp. For bread, carriage hire & Fare                                       14.50

May 4           Arrived__ Singleton Davis (Wm Snowden) from Balti. __held by Augustus Riggs.  Left on the 23 ult.  Left a wife & 2 children in Columbia to be forwarded to him.  Age about 38, and of dark complexion

                   Expences                                                                            2.00

July 20th        Arrived__ Charllotte Harris, from Wilmington, Del.  She brought with her a son (Thos. Garrison) nine years of age. and a younger one (Wm Henry) 10 Mos old.  They were satisfactorally examined & forwarded to N.Y.      Expences   5.25


Notes

[1] Jefferson Pipkins is mentioned in  Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.  He eventually settled in Yorkville near Toronto in Canada West.  In September 1856, he wrote William Still, seeking his assistance with securing the liberty of his children still enslaved in Virginia and North Carolina.

[2] Elizabeth Britt is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

[3] Louisa Pipkins is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

[4] Harriet Brown is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

[5] Gracy Murray is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

[6] Edward Williams is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

[7] Charles Lee is mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 136-37.

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