William and Ellen Craft arrive in England

ARRIVAL OF WILLIAM AND ELLEN CRAFT IN ENGLAND.  Dear Mr. Garrison,  “…. A few days after the arrival of the Crafts at Liverpool, I received information that they were in search of me. … intelligence came, that Ellen was very ill, and we had to defer the reception meeting.  Ellen, however, so far recovered in a few days as to permit William to leave her and join me, which he did in Newcastle…..We came on to Edinburgh, and had the first meeting on Monday evening. It was a meeting of the Edinburgh Emancipation Society, at which William Craft told, for the first time in this country, the story of his escape from slavery. … Signed Wm. Wells Brown, Commons Hotel, Edinburgh, Jan 3, 1851  (Liberator, Jan 24, 1851, pg 3)