Lot 184: Remarkable AQS on an off-white 5 x 4.25 sheet, boldly signed at the conclusion in black ink, "Fred: Douglass, 1866." Douglass pens a thoughtful quote, in full: "I can love even an enemy if sure that he loves a loyal soldier." In fine condition. This quote echoes an address he had given in London twenty years earlier, when he said that 'the first gleam of Christian truth that beamed upon my dark mind, after having escaped the clutches of those who held me in slavery, was accompanied by the spirit of love…I could not have injured one hair of the head of my worst enemy.' A wonderful sentiment from one of the period's most influential civil rights leaders.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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