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Underground Railroad, Part 3

William Still (1821-1902)

1. 01 – Deep Furrows on the Back; Peter Mathews; “Moses” Arrives with Six Passengers
2. 02 - Escaped from “A Worthless Sot”; William Butcher; “White Enough to Pass”; Escaping with Master’s Carriages and Horses
3. 03 - Eight and a Half Months Secreted; Arthur Fowler; Sundry Arrivals
4. 04 – Sundry Arrivals About January 1st, 1855
5. 05 – Slave Holder in Maryland with Three Colored Wives
6. 06 – Captain F. Arrives with Nine Passengers
7. 07 – Owen and Otho Taylor’s Flight with Horses; Heavy Reward
8. 08 – Captain F. Arrives with Fourteen “Prime Articles” on Board, Part 1
9. 09 – Captain F. Arrives with Fourteen “Prime Articles” on Board, Part 2
10. 10 – Sundry Arrivals, Latter Part of December 1855 and Beginning of January 1856
11. 11 – Part of the Arrivals in December, 1855
12. 12 – The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850
13. 13 – The Slave Hunting Tragedy in Lancaster County, in September 1851, Part 1
14. 14 – The Slave Hunting Tragedy in Lancaster County, in September 1851, Part 2
15. 15 – The Slave Hunting Tragedy in Lancaster County, in September 1851, Part 3
16. 16 – William and Ellen Craft, Part 1
17. 17 – William and Ellen Craft, Part 2
18. 18 – Arrivals from Richmond; Passengers from North Carolina
19. 19 – Thomas Clinton, Sauney Pry and Benjamin Ducket; Arrivals in April 1856
20. 20 – Five from Georgetown Cross Roads; Passengers from Maryland; Arrival from Maryland
21. 21 – Arrival from Washington, D.C., Unionville, Maryland and Cambridge, 1857
22. 22 – Benjamin Ross and His Wife Harriet; Arrival from Virginia and Delaware, 1857
23. 23 – Arrival from Alexandria and Unionville, 1857
24. 24 – From New Orleans, 1857
25. 25 – Arrival from Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Georgtown Cross Roads and Alexandria
26. 26 – Arrival from Maryland, Norfolk, VA, Washington D.C.; Four Able Bodied “Articles” in One Arrival, 1857
27. 27 – Arrival from Arlington MD; Five Passengers; Arrival from Howard County MD, Prince George’s County MD, and Rappahannock County
28. 28 – Arrival from North Carolina, 1857
29. 29 – Alfred Hollon, George and Charles N. Rodgers; Arrival from Kent County, Baltimore County; Mary Cooper and Moses Armstead
30. 30 – Arrival from Near Washington D.D., Hon. L. McLane’s Property, Soon After His Death, Travels Via the Underground Railroad
31. 31 – Arrival from Harford County, Maryland and Norfolk, VA
32. 32 – Arrival from Hooperville MD, Maryland; Queen Anne County and Baltimore
33. 33 – Arrival from Dunwoody County, Alexandria VA, Maryland, Petersburg, Maryland
34. 34 – Arrival of a Party of Six, 1858
35. 35 – Arrival from Richmond, Baltimore, Hightstown and Virginia, 1858

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    "Never before has the working of the Underground Railroad been so thoroughly explained. Here we have in complete detail the various methods adopted for circumventing the enemies of freedom, and told, as it is, with great simplicity and natural feeling, the narrative is one which cannot but make a deep impression. Thrilling incidents, heroic adventures and noble deeds of self-sacrifice light up every page, and will enlist the heartiest sympathies of all generous souls. It was eminently just that such a record of one of the most remarkable phases of the struggle against slavery should be prepared, that the memory of the noble originators and supporters of the railroad might be kept green, and posterity enabled to form a true conception of the necessity that called it into existence, and of the difficulties under which its work was performed. The labor of compiling could not have fallen into more appropriate or better qualified hands." The Philadelphia Inquirer William Still is often called the Father of the Underground Railroad. Over 14 years, he helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Still was committed to preserving the stories of the bondmen and he kept careful records of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia “station”. The Underground Railroad was published in 1871 from Still’s records and diaries. In bringing you these stories, Librivox volunteers are reading from the 1878 edition. Complete list of recordings comprising this book: The Underground Railroad, Part 1, The Underground Railroad, Part 2, The Underground Railroad, Part 3, The Underground Railroad, Part 4, The Underground Railroad, Part 5.