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SYDNEY HOWARD GAY'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NETWORK
William Still was Gay and Napoleon's most frequent collaborator during the period of the Record. He generally forwarded the fugitives from slavery by rail as the map from 1869 shows below. Both the New Jersey Railroad and Camden and Amboy Railroads were in operation by 1855. Likely, they were sent on the former rail line where they took the New Jersey Railroad ferry which took passengers to Cortlandt Street. The latter is referenced by New York Committee of Vigilance member, Charles Ray, as a port used by the Underground Railroad.
Gay's network reached from Philadelphia to Boston and New Bedford, to Albany and Syracuse, to other smaller towns like Harrisburg and New Haven, and finally into Canada. Many established Underground Railroad agents were part of the loop that successfully forwarded fugitives from slavery to safe havens or to the Promised Land of Canada. Page 45 of the Record below provided the names of some of them and their addresses.