From the New York Tribune, 10/6/1900, p. 8, c. 4

Since the death of Miss Van Lew it has become known that she received from a Boston man an annuity of about $1,000. This Boston friend was one of the offices who tunneled out of Libby Prison at the time so many made their escape from there. It is understood that Miss Van Lew aided in getting him through the lines to his home in Boston.

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