ELLEN CRAFT AND HER MOTHER
NEW YORK, July 31, 1865. To the Editor of the Standard:
THE following autograph letter from Maj.-Gen. Wilson was elicited by an enquiry in behalf of Ellen Craft, now resident in England, for her mother, one of the redeemed from out of the house of bondage. The good will and courtesy of the General need no commendation from me. W. P. G.
[COPY.] MACON (Geo.), July 19, 1865. DEAR SIR : Your letter of June 28th was received day before yesterday. I have the pleasure of informing you that Maria Smith, the mother of Mrs. Craft, is now living comfortably with some colored friends within two hundred yards of my headquarters. Having discovered her residence, I sent for her yesterday, and read your letter to her. She was delighted to hear from her daughter and son-in-law, and requests me to say that she wishes to join them just as soon as they can send the money necessary to pay her travelling expenses. She is in good health, very hale, and young-looking for a woman of her age. I shall take great pleasure in transmitting any letters that may be sent to my care for her. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, (signed) Jas. H. WILSON, Maj.-Gen.
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