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Collection Reference Number GLC00867
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1839 
Title Amos Dresser to Hiram Wilson about two slaves on route to Canada on the underground railroad
Date 24 July 1839
Author Dresser, Amos (1812-1904)  
Recipient Wilson, Hiram  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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."
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Religion  Underground Railroad  Canada  Women's History  Abolition  Reform Movement  Global History and Civics  
People Dresser, Amos (1812-1904)  Wilson, Hiram (1803-1864)  
Place written Oberlin, Ohio
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Religion; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859