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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1839
|Amos Dresser to Hiram Wilson about two slaves on route to Canada on the underground railroad
|24 July 1839
|Dresser, Amos (1812-1904)
|Writes to Reverend Wilson about two slaves travelling to him in Canada on the underground railroad. Writes, "I rejoice in the privilege of handing over to you two more Daughters of affliction who can tell you their own tale of suffering. They are in pursuit of a home which I trust they will find in Queen Victoria's Dominions. The young girl is very quick... in almost any kind of business & with the right kind of training I hope may be brot to Christ & made useful in the world Perhaps you will want her in your family." Asks for the names of Underground Railroad contacts in Buffalo, New York, "to whom we can direct the wanderers as they may from time to time come along."
|African American History Slavery Religion Underground Railroad Canada Women's History Abolition Reform Movement Global History and Civics
|Dresser, Amos (1812-1904) Wilson, Hiram (1803-1864)
|Slavery & Abolition; Religion; Women in American History; Children & Family
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859