From Richard Bell's notes.
- In the Watson Papers at the Library Company Folder 14, Letter 175:
- Wilmington, Delaware, 5 mo, 3rd, 1827.
Respected friend, James Watson Esq.
I now have the pleasure of informing thee that we have procur'd what evidence can be had in this neighborhood in respect to Sarah Nicholson's freedom, which accompanies this with the indenture and testimony of her mother which I presume will be sufficient to establish her freedom, more especially as I believe from the best information I can get that her Eyesight is nearly gone, & that she can be of but very little value to her master and perhaps he would be glad to get rid of her, if he could do it without involving him in further expence, be that as it may humanity requires that do all in our power in such cases -and I shall hereafter be willing to all in my power for the cause.
- I am as ever thy friend,
- Thos Garrett