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Auld, Hugh (b. 1799) to Amy [Anna] Richardson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07484.04 Author/Creator: Auld, Hugh (b. 1799) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter Date: 6 October 1846 Pagination: 1 p. ; 12.2 x 20.1 cm.

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Summary of Content: Draft or retained copy of a letter to Anna Richardson, wife of Henry (refer to GLC07484.03). Accepts 150 pounds sterling for the manumission of Frederick Bailey (Frederick Douglass). Will present Richardson's agent with the papers as soon as the agent delivers the Richardsons' money.

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Full Transcript: Baltimore Oct 6th 1846
Madam
In reply to your letter dated Newcastle on Tyne 8th mo 17th 1846 I state that I will take 150 L sterling for the manumassion [sic] of my ...slave Frederick Bailey, alias, Douglass - I am prepared to sign such papers or deed of Manumission as will forever exempt him from any claims by any person or persons, in other words the papers will render him entirely & Legally free.
As soon as your agent is prepared to deliver me the money I will hand him the papers.
In haste Respectfuly [sic] yours &c
Mrs. Amy (Henry, Richardson
[Newcastle on Tyne]
Baltimore Oct 6th 1846
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People: Auld, Hugh, 1799-1861
Richardson, Anna Atkins, 1806-1892
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleSlave SaleEmancipationManumissionAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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