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Context of Life and times of Frederick Douglass : his early life as a slave, his escape from bondage, and his complete history to the present time, including his connection with the anti-slavery movement, his labors in Great Britain as well as in his own country; his experience in the conduct of an influential newspaper; his connection with the Underground Railroad; his relations with John Brown and the Harper's Ferry raid; his recruiting the 54th and 55th Mass. colored regiments; his interviews with Presidents Lincoln and Johnsont; his appointment by Gen. Grant to accompany the Santo Domingo Commission; also to a seat in the council of the District of Columbia; his appointment as United States marshal by President R. B. Hayes; also his appointment by President J. A. Garfield to be recorder of deeds in Washington; with many other interesting and important events of his must eventful life
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