William replied, ‘I am too grateful for the kindness you have shown me, to feel any disposition to take advantage of that circumstance.
If I live, you shall never lose a single cent on my account.’
He was soon after indentured to Mr. Jacob Downing
a respectable merchant of Philadelphia
, who agreed to pay one hundred and twenty-five dollars agreed to pay one half of the money adfor his services.
This was half of the money advanced for all of them.
William served the stipulated time faithfully.
His master said he never had a more honest and useful servant; and he on his part always spoke of the family with great respect and affection.
When the time of his indenture had expired, he called upon his old benefactor, Thomas Harrison
After renewing his grateful acknowledgments for the service rendered to him in extremity, he inquired whether anything had ever been heard from the two other fugitives.
Being answered in the negative, he replied, ‘Well, Mr. Harrison
, you paid two hundred and fifty dollars for us, and you have not been able to find my companions.
You have received only one hundred and twenty-five dollars. It is not right that you should lose by your kindness to us. I am willing you should bind me again to make up the balance.’
exclaimed Thomas Harrison
‘Go about thy business.
Thou hast ’