FREDERICK DOUGLASS - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/16/1883 - HFSID 148402
FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this bill of sale as Recorder in January of 1883! Document Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 2p integral leaf, 8x21½ open flat, 3½x8 folded. District of Columbia, 1883 January 16.
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS He pens his signature on this bill of sale as Recorder in January of 1883! Document Signed: "Fredk Douglass" as Recorder on docket panel, 2p integral leaf, 8x21½ open flat, 3½x8 folded. District of Columbia, 1883 January 16. Bill of Sale from "Rebecca W. Hurdle" to "Richard E. Pairo". In part: "Know all men by these presents that I Rebecca W. Hurdle of Washington D.C. doing business ax no 1211 Pennsylvania ave N.W. under the style and name of Mine. Washington, in con-sideration of the sum of Eight-hundred dollars ($800) to me paid by Richard E. Pairo of Washington D.C. the receipt where of I hereby acknowledge have grated, bargained, paid and conveyed, and by these presents do bargain grant , sell and convey unto the said Richard E. Pairo". 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. Minor notches at edges of folds. Parts of ink lightly bled, fully legible. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Otherwise, fine condition.
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