FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DEED SIGNED 03/03/1885 - HFSID 88081
FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this deed as Recorder in March of 1885! Deed Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 2p integral leaf, 8x21½ open flat, 3½x8 folded. District of Columbia, 1885 March 3.
Sale Price $807.50
FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this deed as Recorder in March of 1885! Deed Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 2p integral leaf, 8x21½ open flat, 3½x8 folded. District of Columbia, 1885 March 3. Release from "Robert O Holtzman et al" to "John K. Lineweaver". In part: "This Indenture, made this Second ___ day of ___March___ in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty five between Robert O Holtzman and George J Colegate of the city of Washington District of Columbia as ___ trustees under a certain deed of trust from Augustus A Nicholson and Catherine A Nicholson, his wife, ". In 1881, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was appointed the Recorder of Deeds for Washington D.C., a position he served in for five years. He is perhaps the most important civil rights leader in the history of the United States. The man born a slave taught himself how to read and write before he escaped in 1838, travelling from Maryland to Delaware to Pennsylvania, finally arriving at his final destination in New York City, New York. Douglas spent the rest of his life fighting for an end to slavery and the rights of African-Americans and women to vote. From 1847 to 1851, he published the abolitionist newspaper The North Star. He became known throughout the abolitionist North as a great orator and writer. Perhaps his best-known publication is his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). Douglass's fight for the equality of all races and women continued well after the Civil War; women did not receive the right to vote until the 20th century, and many African-Americans were not allowed to vote until even later. His home in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington D.C. was named a National Historic Site in 1988. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned. 1-inch tear at left edge top fold. Worn and toned. Normal mailing folds, folds are fragile. Minor notches at right and left edge of creases and center of folds. Pencil markings in unknown hand. Otherwise, fine condition.
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