Frederick Douglass Signed Document

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Frederick Douglass signed Deed of Washington, D.C. from the 1880s.

This document is a land deed from the District of Columbia dated September 11, 1885.

Douglass signed these deeds when he served as the first Recorder of Deeds for Washington, D.C.  Born in Maryland in 1818, Douglass escaped slavery in 1838 and climbed aboard a northbound train from Baltimore.  During his life, he became a renowned abolitionist, author, and orator. When criticized for speaking with slave owners, Douglass quickly responded "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

Glass is 99% UV filtering, matting, and backing highest grade materials on the market, 100% cotton rag.  The outer backing is museum-grade coroplast and the dust cover is acid-free.

Measures 17-3/8” x 16”

Framed in Virginia, this is an original document, not a reproduction.

Read about Frederick Douglass' visit to Mount Vernon 

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