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Frederick Douglass to George Armstrong, January 19, 1847

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS TO GEORGE ARMSTRONG

Manchester, [Eng.] 19 Jan[uary] 1847.

TO MR. GEORGE ARMSTRONG. 1The Liberator erroneously printed the letter as "TO MR. FREDERICK DOUGLASS."

MY DEAR SIR:

I beg gratefully to acknowledge the very chaste and elegant silver inkstand, together with a neat and valuable purse, obtained and presented to me as a memorial, 'by some kind friends in Bristol and its neighbor-

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hood,' and which, through your kindness, care and attention, has just come safely in hand.2George Armstrong's letter of 17 January 1847 appears in this volume.

In receiving and accepting this mark of your confidence, esteem, and appreciation of my humble efforts in behalf of my enslaved and down-troden fellow-countrymen, I beg you will allow me to do so without attempting, in the form of words, to express the grateful emotions of my heart. I am sure you can better imagine my feelings than I can express them. I would receive the kind and generous testimonial in mute gratitude, trusting never to give you cause for regretting this manifestation of kindness, and pledging myself to renewed exertion in the cause of emancipation.

In the fulness of sincerity, I am, dear sir, very gratefully,

FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

PLSr: Lib., 12 March 1847.

Date

January 19, 1847

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