My Story of the Civil War and the Underground Railroad

My Story of the Civil War and the Underground Railroad

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...been my experience." The advice was taken and he and his boy went across southern Illinois by rail and livery to Vincennes where he found a great many French and as he could talk and write the language as well as. a native born he soon felt at home. At the hotel where he registered for dinner he saw a hand bill hanging on the hook. He asked the clerk in French if they had found that fellow yet. He replied in the same tongue, "No not around here and I don't care a damn if they never find him." "You have some Abolitionists in the city, I learn," said Basset "Well I guess we have. Here is one," pointing to himself. "Direct me to one of the best men of that stamp you have in the city, please." The clerk took a card and wrote in French, "Wm. VanDuzen, No. 238 44th St., near the railroad crossing." Bassett called at the house immediately. Finding the gentleman at home, he asked for a private talk which resulted in the discovery that this same man was a heavy investor in the U. N. D. G. R., and operator and manager at Vincennes. After hearing Bassett's story in brief VanDuzen said, "You must keep shady here for a few days as you are advertised in all the dailies from the south and in every restaurant, barber shop, saloon and hotel hangs your hand bills, except where an outraged people have torn them down. I have plenty of room and enough to eat for men of your color, but by zands you're whiter than I am. Don't let my wife see you or she'll be afraid that they will arrest me." The next morning by Bassett's request VanDuzen examined all the hotel registers in the city-He discovered that two mien registered for dinner at the San-Madill House four days preceeding, one by the name of Murray, of...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501365
  • 9781236501363