Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 3,600
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
A VERY EARLY MENTION OF DOUGLASS (DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) "A Voice from the Jail, Vol. 1, No. 3," [a rare Abolitionist newspaper.] Bi-folium, four pages, creases where folded; some wear at the conjunction of the folds. Newberryport Jail, December 25, 1842

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rare newspaper, published "At the jail in Newburyport, Massachusetts by Thomas Parnell Beach, (who is confined in that prison for opening his mouth in behalf of two and a half million of his enslaved fellow-men, in the meeting house of the Society of Friends)" Containing articles, letters, and essays extolling the right to free speech. Page one prints a lengthy notice for the upcoming January 4-5, 1843 "Beach Anti-Slavery Meeting at Milford, New Hampshire." "A Brother. . .has been thrust into a felon's cell, and is there DYING BY INCHES!. . .Anti-Slavery knows no geographical limits., Our country is the world and every human being our countryman. . .EVERY MAN'S LIBERTY IS IN JAIL! Let a voice, like a tempest, go forth from the Milford Convention, that shall make those cowardly organizations and clergy who trample rough-shod upon three millions of human beings, shake like aspen leaves-and-lift the foot from the neck of the struggling slave. . .Let the thundering eloquence of DOUGLASS and REMOND and the soul-stirring tale of LATIMER, unite to break the death-like slumbers of the Granite State!!"