October 15, 1847
In a letter Walker refers to 66 slaves, emancipated by the will of Carter H. Edloe, deceased, of Virginia. They have been brought to Boston on a ship commanded by a Capt. Wixon. They had been emancipated in a will of 1844. “One of the liberated slaves has been with me a little more than a week, and to all appearances is well behaved, industrious, and of excellent disposition. I have also aided in obtaining (I think) a good situation at this place for two others.” Walker indicates that he encloses a copy of the will.