General Correspondence, 1866-1880

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Highlights Douglass’s move to Washington, D.C. after the Civil War. He became the editor-in-chief and owner of the New National Era. He was also appointed U.S. Marshall for the District of Columbia and served as the president of the ill-fated Freedman’s Bank. Correspondents include Anna E. Dickinson, Henry O. Wagoner, Rosine Ame Draz, Martha W. Greene, John Mercer Langston, Gerrit Smith, George T. Downing, and Ottilia Assing.

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