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Douglass, Frederick
Frederick Douglass Autograph Document Signed.
J.S. Tomlinson, District of Columbia, 1885. Rare autograph land deed signed by Frederick Douglass. Partially printed, the deed reads, 'Release from Richard W. Tyler and Robert G. Rutherford Trustees to Moses Bradshaw 10:20 am Received for Record on the 23 day of June, A.D. 1885, and Recorded in Liber No. 1127, folio 343, one of the Land Records of the District of Columbia, and examined by "Fredk Douglass", Recorder.' Double matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Douglass. The entire piece measures 21.5 inches by 17.5 inches. After escaping from slavery in Maryland in 1838, Frederick Douglass became a leader of the national abolitionist movement gaining notoriety for his acute and powerful antislavery orations and writings. Douglass wrote several bestselling autobiographies which became instrumental in promoting the cause for abolition. A firm believer in the equality of all peoples, Douglass also actively supported women's suffrage and became the first African American to be nominated for Vice President of the United States running on the Equal Rights Party ticket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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