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    Frederick Douglass Autograph Letter. Excellent content regarding slavery, one page, personal stationery, Cedar Hill, Anacostia, D.C., March 13, 1893. "The Lion of Anacostia," Renaissance man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)-abolitionist, author, orator, reformer, statesman, and former slave-writes in full: "Mr. F. P. Noble, Secretary of African Congress. Dear sir: I am just in receipt of your letter of inquiry. It is a long time since I listened to any one of sufficient temerity to attempt to represent as "idyllic", any feature of human bondage. If notified in time, I cannot refuse to give my testimony upon this subject. Very truly yours, Frederick Douglass." The letter is in very good condition with one fold, some chipping on the top corners and some minor staining.

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    October, 2007
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