East New Market


10 September 1854

From Sam Green to his father, Samuel Green

(Collection of Maryland State Archives, MdHR 6636-246; 1-7-5-39)

Chipaway, Canaday                                                              Sep. 10 1855 [sic 1854]

Dear I take this oppertunity to Rite you a few lines to let you know how I am.  I am well at present.  I hope you and mother all the famlay are the same.  I  a rived to Canaday on 5 of Sep and I Got into Work as soon as I gat thar in a Saw Mill the furste weeke I got $4.50 c
from that to 1.00 doler a day times are hard and as soone as I get sum clos I will send you sum moonay.  I saw Harriet Caurishe in Philadelphia.  I woz in Philadelphia 4 days New York city olmnay 1 day.  I had it vary plesent all the of my travel plenty of friends plenty to eate and to drink of the taste]  I wosh you to Rite to me as soon as you can let me Know all a bout times and things.  I have got a grat dele to say but hav not time now give my love to all the friends and the woman, tell P. Jackson to come on Joseph Baley com on, Kom more.  I remain yours til dath Samuel Green.  I go by my Rite name Samuel Green – I live in a village coold Chip Way in Canaday.

[Harriett Caurishe is thought to be Harriett Tubman going by the name Cornish.]