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Meredith, J. (fl. 1846) [Receipt for $25 related to the manumission of Frederick Douglass]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07484.05 Author/Creator: Meredith, J. (fl. 1846) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: 12 December 1846 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.3 x 20.2 cm.

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Summary of Content: Meredith received $25 from Hugh Auld, Frederick Douglass's former owner, for "professional service in relation to the manumission of his negro slave Frederick Baily [Douglass]." Written on a quarter sheet of paper.

Background Information: Meredith was the lawyer hired by Walter Lowrie to review Douglass's manumission papers.

Full Transcript: December 12th 1846. Received from Mr. Hugh Auld twenty five dollars, being my fee for professional service in relation to the manumission of this negro slave, Frederick Baily. $25 J. Meredith

People: Meredith, J., fl. 1846
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Auld, Hugh, 1799-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Enslaved peopleSlave SaleEmancipationManumissionAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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