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FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DEED SIGNED 05/29/1886 - HFSID 150655

FREDERICK DOUGLASS 1886 real estate deed signed by Douglass on the docket panel! Deed Signed: "Fredk. Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel; Received for Record; 1886 May 29, 4 pages, 13x8, folded to 3¼x8. Washington, D.C., 1886 April 13.

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS 1886 real estate deed signed by Douglass on the docket panel! Deed Signed: "Fredk. Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel; Received for Record; 1886 May 29, 4 pages, 13x8, folded to 3¼x8. Washington, D.C., 1886 April 13. Real estate deed transferring ownership of land in Washington, D.C. from William and Susan Ennis of California to Hugh Bession of Baltimore, Maryland. Notarized statement from the state of California affixed at bottom of page 3.  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. Toned and worn. Multiple mailing folds. Adhesive at top edge holding pages together. Staple holes  at top edge. Otherwise, fine condition.

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