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Frederick Douglass to [Susan F.] Porter, November 17, 1853


Rochester Nov. 17th

Dear Madam,
I have received your note inviting me, on behalf of the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Sewing Society, to favor them with an address at the coming Festival to be held Christmas week.
The most of which I can assure you, in reply, is, that I shall, certainly, be present on the occasion—ready to assist, in any manner, in my power to make the Festival successful. As to making a speech on that occasion, I hope there will be so many other speakers—as to render a speech from me uncalled for.
I am, Dear Madam, most Respectfully and truly, your grateful Friend,
Frederick Douglass

Mrs. S. D. Porter


Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895


November 17, 1853


Frederick Douglass to [Susan F.] Porter. ALS: Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Mi U-C. Declares his intention to attend and assist in any way possible the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Sewing Society Festival around Christmas time.


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Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Papers, MiU-C



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