Eber M. Pettit (1802–1885) was an American philanthropist who famously operated an Underground Railroad station in Versailles, NY. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses created in the United States during the early to the mid-19th century for use by African American slaves in order to escape into free states or Canada. This volume contains a first-hand account of Pettit’s involvement with the Underground Railroad and the heroic actions taken by him and others to help emancipate hundreds of African-American slaves. Highly recommended for those with an interest in African-American history and the Underground Railroad in particular. Read & Co. History are proudly republishing this fascinating document in a brand new edition, complete with an introductory chapter from “The New Student’s Reference Work” (1914).