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Frederick Douglass' Newspaper, 1 857  

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Frederick Douglass' Paper: Devoted to the Rights of All Mankind, Without Distinction of Color, Class, or Clime

Douglass, Frederick

Rochester, NY


October 23, 1857


Vol. X, No. 45 (Whole No. 513). 4 pp. In 6 columns. 55x40.5 cm, single sheet folded.

Rare original anti-slavery newspaper edited and published by the abolitionist preacher and reformer Frederick Douglass (1817-1895), born a slave but successfully fled north to freedom, becoming a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. He first published his paper The North Star in 1847, but changed the title to Frederick Douglass' Paper in June 1851 when it merged with Gerrit Smith's Liberty Party Paper. The present issue leads off with a long letter by Judge William Jay (son of the first Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay) resisting calls for splitting the Union into slave-holding and non-slave-holding nations. Other articles consider the slave laws of New York; the shift of German voters in Wisconsin to the Republican party after voting for Buchanan; a letter from the Protestant Christians of France condemning slavery; and more having to do with the anti-slavery movement. In addition, there is news of the Sepoy Rebellion in India; an account of a fatal accident on the New York Central Railroad; advertisements for Ayer's Pills, Prof. Wood's Hair Restorative, Dr. G.A. Knapp's artificial eyes, and more. Ink name of S. Reeves to top margin of first page.

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Small chip in upper left margin; some light creasing, very good or better.

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