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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) to Phoebe Hathaway

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09097 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 March 1854 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Updating a fellow Abolitionist on his busy schedule. "It is too bad that I cannot come to Farmington on the first of April after that winsome little note of yesterday. But I cannot and cannot now, see any chance of visiting the kind of Domicile of the Dear Hathaways this side the bright Sunshine and bird singing of the bonny month of June. My hands are full and more than full of work. I have two or three lectures to prepare for several occasions near at hand, have a long journey before me to Cincinnati, number meetings to attend in Ohio--Rosetta to take to Oberlin--Have just been made agent of the Industrial School and my paper to attend to. I am Dear Phebe, an over worked man."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Women's HistoryEducationAbolitionReform MovementSlavery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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