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The Underground Railroad

Original Citation
"The Underground Railroad," Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, November 3, 1859, p. 2: 7.


Even after John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in October 1859, Pennsylvania newspapers continued to report that the Underground Railroad was doing a "brisk business" in the Susquehanna Valley.



THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. - The Harrisburg Telegraph of Monday says:

We learn that a small company of colored men passed through here a few nights ago, by underground railroad, en route for Canada. - It is supposed they came from Maryland. The party arrived here in the evening, remained a few hours, were supplied with provisions and money, and departed the same night. The "underground railroad" is doing a brisk business about this time.

Citation for this page

Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer, "The Underground Railroad," November 3, 1859, Underground Railroad Digital Classroom, Dickinson College, 2008,


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