By Professor William B. Gould IV
Noble Tars Speak - How They Feel For the Freedmen," The Anglo-African,
July 29, 1865.
William B. Gould was a passionate supporter of The Anglo-African and raised money for it among his crewmates. This letter, enclosing the funds amassed from one such effort, was published in the newspaper on July 29, 1865. WBG is listed among the contributors, but he is undoubtedly the one who composed the letter submitted by Oley.