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    Frederick Douglass Document Signed Twice Signed "Fredk Douglass / Recorder" and "Fredk Douglass," four pages, 8" x 13", front and verso, folded in four to 3.25" x 8". Washington, February 20, 1886. Mortgage from Mrs. E.A. Haines to Charles B. Rouss. Douglass's signature appears twice on two filing/docket panels as Recorder. The "goods and chattels" in the Washington, D.C., house at 507 "E" Street, N.W., includes beds, rockers, chairs, sofas, rugs, and pillows. Douglass signed a second time noting his examination of this document for "The Land Records for the District of Columbia." Born a slave, Douglass escaped at the age of 21 and settled in Massachusetts. President Garfield appointed him Recorder of Deeds for the District of Columbia in 1881; President Harrison named him Minister to Haiti in 1889. Tiny ink blot on "a" of first signature mentioned. Some browning at docket folds, else fine. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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