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The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...
Item # 683802
January 19, 1879
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879 Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedom at age 21. He had been so industrious and wise with his earnings, and continued with these attributes upon becoming free, and eventually became the captain of a sloop, the owner of a tavern, and eventually purchased a property which was well beyond the means of anyone, regardless if color, for the era. See images for details.
Other news of the day is found throughout.
This issue is complete in 12 pages, is VERY fragile with multiple archival mends, but without any loss. The pages are loose at the spine and the two key pages have been placed on top to minimize the need for turning pages.
Category: Post-Civil War