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Thomas Wentworth Higginson to N. Hawkins (Brown), February 8, 1858

Source: Thomas Wentworth Higginson Papers in the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.

I am always ready to invest money in treason, but at present have none to invest. As for my friends, those who are able are not quite willing, and those who are willing are at present bankrupt. Beside this, I have most of our fugitives to look after, & have just undertaken to raise something for the Underground Railroad in Kansas, which is in full operation just now. But I'll raise something, if only $5 &, send it on. I may be able to persuade our Committee who have a trifling balance left.


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