The Question and Answer section for Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I'm sorry, I'm not sure what letters you're referring to. Please advise.
I believe Jacob's use of the name Linda helped her to revisit a past she didn't really want to relive. Jacob's story was not only shocking.... it was a source of pain. Using a pseudonym helped her keep a sense of privacy.
William advises her not to come to them.... her presence would ruin them, as well as those who assisted her.
I received a note from my brother William. It was scarcely legible, and ran thus: "Wherever you are, dear sister, I beg of you not to come...