FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DEED SIGNED 07/24/1883 - HFSID 148407
FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this deed as Recorder in July of 1883! Deed Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 4p integral leaf, 8½x14. District of Columbia, 1883 July 24. Release from "Ellen C.
Sale Price $700.00
FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this deed as Recorder in July of 1883! Deed Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 4p integral leaf, 8½x14. District of Columbia, 1883 July 24. Release from "Ellen C. Toomey" to "A. Thomas Bradley". In part: "This Indenture, made this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three between Ellen C. Toomey and James Toomey. Her husband, of the city of Washington, District of Columbia ____of the first part, and A. Thomas Bradley and James Fullerton, also of the city of Washington, District of Columbia of the second part:". 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. Worn at folds with separation at center of folds. Tears at edges of folds. Toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Corners worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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