Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 48

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. U.S. Grant and the Colored People. Original single sheet, folded to form 8 pages, however never stitched into a pamphlet as it was intended. Paper lightly toned. Washington: The New National Era, circa 1872

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rare off-print from frederick douglass's newspaper 'the new national era." This piece was originally an editorial in what was to be Douglass's last newspaper publishing experience. This single sheet would have been stitched and released as a pamphlet. Douglass was full of praise, urging Colored People to exercise their right to vote by casting that vote for Grant. For which Douglass expected some sort of quid pro quo. However, none was forthcoming. In fact 1872 was very bad year for Douglass. Someone burned his Rochester home to the ground, and The Freedman's Savings Bank of which he was an official was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.