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THE LATE HON. FREDERICK DOUGLASS.
The above illustration of the late Hon. Frederick Douglass is, seemingly, the best represent¬
ative likeness of Mr. Douglass that we have met with. He was born probably in the year 1817, in
Tuckahoe, Talbot county, Maryland. He was one of about a thousand slaves owned by Col. Ed¬
ward Lloyd. He died the 20th day of February, 1895, at his home in Washington, D. C.
Wh3:i Douglass was a lad of about seven years he was taken to the slave settlement and placed
under the care of a woman called "Old Aunt Kate," who dealt out meals to the slave children.
She took a dislike to Frederick, and almost starved the boy. In writing of that period of his life
in later years Mr. Douglass said: i$ I have often been so perished with hunger that I have fought
with the dog for the smallest crumb that fell from the kitchen table, and have been glad when I
have won a single crumb in the coin bat."
A few years iat r he lived in Baltimore and his new mistress was very kind to him, and at his
request she consented to teach him to spell, read and write. But on learning this, her husband
put a stop to it, saying that u learning would only make a Negro unhappy and discontented."
But Frederick was ambitious to learn and ho was bright, so he got some white boys to aid him in
learning his Jetters and spelling and later he taught himself to read and write. At the age of
about sixteen he was sold to a Capt. Thomas Auld and apprenticed to a ship carpenter, his wages
going to his master. Douglass continued his studies in secret and when he had become a fairly
good scholar, such as the old fashioned common schools turned out, he determined to escape and
be free if possible. This he accomplished. But our readers must look to the history of his re¬
markable career for all these interesting details.
Frederick Douglass was unquestionably the Moses of of his race. Born amid slavery when it
existed in all the old States of the South, he lived to see his race as free as the freest, and pos¬
sessed of all the legal rights enjoyed by any American citizen. Probably his greatest gift was
that of natural oratory. He was a great master of homely pathos and broad humor, while his
intellectual attributes compared favorably with those of any person who had had no better oppor¬
tunities. In 1845 he delivered speeches all over Great Britain and Ireland. After the late war be¬
tween the States he still devoted himself to the elevation of his race. In 1872 he was Presidential
Elector-at-large for the State of New York. Later he was U. S. Marshal for the District of Colum¬
bia, then Recorder of Deeds in the same district; after this he was Minister to Hayti. The Hay-
tian government finally made Mr. Douglass its chief commissioner to the World's Fair held at Chi¬
cago. This was his last public service. His fortune was probably about $100,000. He had been
editor, publisher, orator, author and public official in many places of high trust, and always an
honest, patriotic and upright man.
Our readers should all procure the history of his life and study it. Learn how to be virtuous,
good and great. The way is open to the colored man as well as the white if he will only put forth
the necessary effort.
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it in hard!
It penetrates to the boix^S!