Washington, D.C., 1882. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-9108
Lined paper, 12.5 x 8", stapled at top, three leaves (six pages) written on front and back, notary blindstamp of Charles S. Drury. Folded in four parts, the bottom part (all leaves) has become detached along the fold line but barely affects the handwriting and does not interfere with Douglass' signature, light soiling, a few edge/fold tears else very good condition. For the sum of $750.00 Rebecca A. Blaine, wife of Robert G. Blaine purchases Saint Vincent's Orphan Asylum. Frederick Douglass became the Recorder of Deeds on May 17, 1881 and left the position in 1886 to resume his speaking engagements full time. "12:40 pm. Received for Record September 2, 1882 and Recorded one of the land Records of the District of Columbia and examined by Fredk. Douglass Recorder". Included is Booker T. Washington silver half dollar from 1946. Nice condition. Two pieces.