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The Frederick Douglass Letters

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letter of May 24, 1857

May 24, 1857.

My Dear Friend,

The mistake in the time of appointimg Mr. Browns meeting was owing to the absence of your first note from the office when I appointed the meeting. Relying upon my own memory and that of Rosetta and Mr. Watkins I appointed Sunday and Monday instead of Monday and Tuesday evenings. Deeply do I regret the mistake since it has caused me to be suspected of a 'trick' which if I could have been guilty of it I should deserve only your contempt. I am just at home from New York and I have a large parcel of letters to answer. This must be my apology for not writing you a longer letter. I sympathise with the kind Huxtable Family in the sad bereavement they have just suffered Heaven save us from all future misunderstandings, in haste

Yours Very Truly,
Frederick Douglass

—My best regards to your kind mother.
F. Douglass

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