With an introduction by Lucius C. Matlack.
ke to know who Charles H. Stewart is, and why you should make these inquiries of me, and how you knew who I was, as you are a stranger to me and I must be to you. In your next if you will tell me the intention of your inquiries, I will give you a full history of the whole case.
I have a boy in your county by the name of King, a large man and very black; if you are acquainted with him, give him my compliments, and tell him I am well, and all of his friends. W.H. Bibb is acquainted with him.
I wait your answer.
Your most obedient, W.H. GATEWOOD.
_March 17, 1845_.
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[No. 6.] BEDFORD, KENTUCKY, _April 6th, 1845_. MR. CHARLES H. STEWART.
SIR:--Yours of the 1st March is before me, inquiring if one Walton Bibb, a colored man, escaped from me at Louisville, Ky., in the Spring of 1839. To t