Douglass, Frederick. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.


Handwritten letter from Frederick Douglass to Amy Kirby Post. Douglass writes about his collaboration with Boston abolitionists.


January 30, 1848

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                                                     30 Jan. 1848
My Dear Amy
                         I am in Albany and shall
lecture this evening in the court house
at Troy- I found my Dear Rosetta quite
well- and delighted to see her father. The
Miss Motts are well. My object in
dropping you this line is to inform you
that I performed the object of my mission
at West Winfield. I made a fair statements
of the fact and informed of our desire to have
their cooperation with the Western New York
Antislavery Society- and something as I expected
proves to be the case. While Mrs. Green
was in Boston- Mrs. Chapman exacted a
promise from her that the proceeds of
the fair should go to the support of
The National Antislavery Standard.
This promise was somewhat if not
completely tied the hands of the committee
though. I hope that we shall share
some of the results proceeds of the
Bazaar as their [sic] was quite a division
of opinion in the committee respecting
the matter.        I am Dear friend with
love to all the family-  In great
haste yours  most
                         F. Douglass  

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Amy Post
Care of Post & Willis


Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and former slave, is writing from Albany, New York to fellow activist, Amy Post. Rosetta was Douglass's wife. Lucretia and James Mott were abolitionists. Maria Weston Chapman was also an abolitionist. The National Antislavery Standard was an abolitionist newspaper.

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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Post, Amy Kirby, b. 1802
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Post, Amy Kirby, b. 1802
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation
Rochester (New York)
Albany (N.Y.)
Letters (Correspondence)
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Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, “Douglass, Frederick. Letter to Amy Kirby Post.,” Post Family Papers Project, accessed December 11, 2018,