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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) to Francis Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08387 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 September 1850 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: "You will begin to think this fugitive slave, ought to be flogged, for his neglect and sloathfulness[sic[, in replying to your letter. . .I have just been in search of the information which you require, in respect to the whereabouts of Livi Chocker-and can learn nothing satisfactory." To fellow abolitionist Francis Jackson.

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American AuthorSlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionFugitive Slave ActRunaway Slave

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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