Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 187

Price Realized: $ 2,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(DOUGLASS, FREDERICK.) Frederick Douglass' Paper, Volume VIII, #16. 4 pages, 26 1/4 x 19 inches; faint dampstaining, light wear at folds, an inch of vermin damage in fore-edge margin; name of subscriber W. Parsons in pencil in upper margin. Rochester, NY, 6 April 1855

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This issue includes a long letter from the fugitive slave and abolitionist Jermain Wesley Loguen: "The time has come for us to stop running! . . . The Underground Railroad was never doing a better business than at present. We have had as many as sixteen passengers in one week in this city--I speak officially, as the agent and keeper of an Underground Railroad Depot." He appends the constitution of his Fugitive Aid League. Also included are a long report on a speech by Douglass in Philadelphia, a review of how slavery had been abolished in the British colonies, updates on Kansas settlement, and much more.