(2) Jan. 18th 1855
Arrived__ Geo. Walker , new name Austin Valentine, arrived from Petersburg per St. P. Austin is about 43, 6 feet high, well built, and intelligent_ He had been owned by Eliza Jones of Petersburg. Geo. was moved to leave for the reason that he desired to be a free man, Had worked in a Tobacco Factory as the Forman_ Had been married twice_ not being allowed by his owner to keep his first wife by whom he had had 6 children, he was obliged to leave her & take another.
This story is thrilling but time will not allow for it to be fined.
Bebley Good came in Company with Geo. Val. Is 24 yrs of age, dark, medium size Smart, &c Had been owned by Richd Perry of Petersburg
Bebley left behind a Mother and other relatives.
(1) Arrived_ Adam Brooks new name Wm Smith, arrived from Hardtown, Montgomery Co, Md._ Had been owned by John Phillips. The fear of being sold was the cause of his escape. his Mother, Bro. & Sister having had to share that fate only 2 yr’s previous. Wm is Small of Stature, black, of pleasant appearance, and intelligent_ According to his storry he had been hard used_ After he escaped into this state he was pursued &c.
(1) Jan. 29th 1855
Arrived_ Sheridan Ford  safely arrived from Portmouth, where he had been held by Elizabeth Brown, single woman.
Sheridan is about 28 yr’s of age_ Dark molato, well built and tall_ First made the effort to escape on the 14th of last Nov._ was induced so to do to keep from being sold_ as plans were then being arranged for the sale_ The first day he passed in the woods, in prayer; at night was Secreted, and remained so for 4 days_ two days suffered severly with cold hungar, thirst &c. His protector got into a difficulty consequently he obliged to leave the place where he was first secreted _ after passing several mos. in his secluded state he at last found a fr’d who brought him safe here, not without a pretty handsome pecuniary consideration, however_ Of the treatment he had received, as a general thing, he did not very much complain, though,
To use his own language the “best usage was bad enough”. he had however received a most brutal flogging a while before he left by being tied up_ by his hands _
He left a wife, in Prison_ having been put there on account of the escape of her husband_ She was to be sold. The wife had suffered very severely as a slave_ had very commonly been flogged_ had rec’d a cut on her head_ been starved, &c &c Her name is Julia_ and she had two children, but had never been allowed the priviledge of their care
(1)Arrived_ Sarah A, Dunagan  arrived from Del. Said She was born free but had been bound out by her Mother to a man by the name of Geo. Churchman, who was cruel to her_ Having no one to care for her_, She was liable to be sold. a fate which had been threatened, which was the cause of her escaping. She had been much abused by flogging &c age 18 yr’s_ molato, medium size &c. Left her mother living in New Castle Del. Anna Eliza Kingslow alias Dunagan
(1)Arrived Joseph Hall  fr. Son of Joseph Hall of Norfolk. Forwarded.
 After settling in Toronto, Canada West, George Walker continued to seek his wife who remained in Petersburg. See the letter in Still, Underground Rail Road, 311-12.
 The steamship, Pennsylvania.
 Beverly Good had been prompted to use the underground railroad after a covert local agent had approached him. He settled with his friend, George Walker, in Toronto, Canada West. Still, Underground Rail Road, 311-12.
 Further details on Adam Brooks and his settlement in Canada are contained in Still, Underground Rail Road, 312-13.
 Sheridan Ford escaped slavery in Virginia when he was secreted onboard a steamship going to Philadelphia. The Vigilance Committee helped him remove to Boston where he longed to reside. It “must be a pretty safe place for the fugitive,” he said, because he had heard the slaveholders curse it so much. Still, Underground Rail Road, 67-68. In February 1855, Sheridan sent a letter to Still from Boston seeking his urgent assistance in securing the release of his wife and child from a jail in Norfolk, Virginia. Still, Underground Rail Road, 42-43.
 Although born legally free, Sarah Dunagan feared that she would never secure that freedom. Thus, she determined to flee north. Still, Underground Rail Road, 313.
 Joseph Hall is briefly mentioned in Still, Underground Rail Road, 313.