Without Tom, Secret Lives would never have been completed. His expert advise was invaluable. Secret Lives is so much more than my narrative about the lives of Gay and Napoleon and the key roles they placed in the Underground Railroad. Tom’s annotations of Gay’s Record of Fugitives and his indexes will inspire not only historians, but everyone who wants to know what it was like to travel on the Underground Railroad and to be aided by strangers. I have consulted my copy of Tom’s The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region (2004) so many times, the binding has come apart. Fellow researchers have told me their copies are in the came condition. I anticipate that researchers and historians will consult Tom’s annotations and his indexes for Secret Lives again and again.