Lincoln Cane Given To Frederick Douglass



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Lincoln Cane Given To Frederick Douglass

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Lincoln Cane Given To Frederick Douglass

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Originally owned by President Abraham Lincoln and given to Frederick Douglass by Mary Todd Lincoln after her husband's death in recognition of Douglass' recruiting efforts during the Civil War. Mr. Douglass at his residence in Rochester, New York wrote a thank you letter to Mrs. Abraham Lincoln on August 17, 1865. In the letter he thanked Mrs. Lincoln for given him the late president Abraham Lincoln's favorite walking stick. Source: Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, Vol. III. Edited by Philip S. Foner, 1950.

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Wood, metal, antler. L 89, D 13 cm
1411 W Street SE Washington,District of Columbia 20020
FRDO 1898