Letter from Frederick Douglass

September 23, 1864

Douglass writes about a letter of his recently sent to an English correspondent, and published subsequently in the Liberator.  Douglass comments on that letter, and in the context, recalls some of his previous criticism of Lincoln, and reasons why he has withheld his support from Lincoln. He says that circumstances have now changed, and he now urges that “every man who wishes well to the slave and to the country should at once rally with all the warmth and earnestness of his nature to the support of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson……”

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