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0143: RARE FREDERICK DOUGLAS SIGNED DOCUMENT

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Lot 0143 Details

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143. FREDERICK DOUGLASS (1817-1895). Abolitionist, gifted orator and escaped slave who was a leader of the Underground Railroad in NY and helped to raise two black Massachusetts regiments during the Civil War. He edited the abolitionist newspaper North Star. Rare partly printed DS as US Marshal, D.C, 1p, 8"x6", Washington City, Dec 3, 1878. Douglas directs "J. S. Crocker," warden of the US jail that a prisoner is to be "discharged," one "Geo. Robinson." Darkly signed and completed in his hand. Minor discoloration at left edge; light general toning; else Fine example. Est: $500-700

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0143: RARE FREDERICK DOUGLAS SIGNED DOCUMENT

Estimate $500 - $700Feb 11, 2006
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