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Book Reading :H.Box Brown & Peel~Wm Still UGRR

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The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present to you the reading of William Still's Book The Underground Railroad. Part 2 Henry Box Brown and William Peel
The White Abolitionist Who Boxed Henry Box Brown - Jailed for Boxing two additional Freedom Seekers

For five long months, in hot weather, he was kept heavily chained in a cell, though he received five dreadful stabs, aimed at his heart, by a bribed assassin, nevertheless he still rejoices in the motives which prompted him to.. let the oppressed go free."


Henry Box Brown~ I was again placed with my head down, and in this dreadful position ... I felt my eyes swelling as if they would burst from their sockets; and the veins on my temples were dreadfully distended with pressure of blood upon my head. In this position I attempted to lift my hand to my face but I had no power to move it; I felt a cold sweat coming over me which seemed to be a warning that death was about to terminate my earthly miseries, but as I feared even that, less than slavery, I resolved to submit to the will of God, and under the influence of that impression, I lifted up my soul in prayer to God, who alone, was able to deliver me. My cry was soon heard, for I could hear a man saying to another, that he had travelled a long way and had been standing there two hours, and he would like to get somewhat to sit down; so perceiving my box, standing on end, he threw it down and then two sat upon