Letter from Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Mountfort, Aug. 8, 1851

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Escaped slave and anti-slavery advocate Frederick Douglass wrote to Elizabeth Mountfort, corresponding secretary of the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, concerning the society's invitation for him to lecture before them.

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  • Title: Letter from Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Mountfort, Aug. 8, 1851
  • Creator: Frederick Douglass
  • Creation Date: 1851-08-08
  • Subject Date: 1851-08-08
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Rochester, NY
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 14, Box 1/4
  • Collection: Portland Anti-Slavery Society records
  • Object Type: Text

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