Frederick Douglass Letters: Letter to Hannah Fuller, April 10, 1857

Letter from Frederick Douglass to Hannah Fuller, April 10, 1857


Roch. April 10, 1857.

My Dear Miss Fuller, As soon as yours came this morning I set about arranging for the meeting for Mr. Brown, assuming that you must know that he will be here without fail. I have secured Corinthian Hall, the finest in this city (and some say in W. New York) and am now having placards printed announcing a lecture by Mr. Wm Wells Brown for Sunday Evening. Now if he don't come who am I to hold accountable for the failure? You, my Dear Friend, are just the precious individual upon whom I shall fall back when I rise next Sunday Evening and state to the audience assembled to hear Mr. W that from some cause which I am unable to explain Mr. Brown is not present. Then you may expect have [sic] your own dear name spoken right out before the congregation.

Right Truly your Sincere and grateful Friend Frederick Douglass
P.S. Instead of "Miss Fuller" I shall say "A Friend" acting for Mr. Brown — assured me that the orator and dramatist would certainly be there.

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