Thank you Ana,
I really got fascinated with the history of Robert Purvis. He was the richest man in Philadelphia and probably the country. He was the one who organized and paid for the underground railroad though the fact that black people were the main support of it is never mentioned in history books. He and his family lived a block away from Anna Dickinson until he was driven from the city by racist attacks. He was a Quaker and one of Anna’s strongest supporters over her lifetime.
A note to everyone. This novel was originally third person past, then third person present. I did my best converting all those pronouns and verbs but I missed a bunch so keep your eyes pealed. Thanks. Ana, you found some, and I found a few more reading your crit. It’s kinda like whack a mole. You fix one and another appears.