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Page “Emilie attends a lecture by Frederick Douglass.”

March 17-19, 1863

Tuesday, March 17, 1863.

last evening Vincent looked perfectly […] we went in Fred Duglass lectures to night meeting at Stills mr gibbs was down in the room but did not

Wednesday 18

take any part in the meeting barker cam up for Nellie the hutchinsons give a concert next Thurs day night for the benifit of our church i am quite disapponted

Thursday 19

nell did not com up i went up to hannahs then over to see aunt lizzy first sold 3 ticets Sue was in town to day cam to the concert no lecture this i hardly no what

Frederick Douglass lectured and recruited black troops in Philadelphia.

Annotation 1

Frederick Douglass, “the great hero and unfaltering Anglo-Saxon African opponent of slavery,” lectured at the Institute for Colored Youth to a full house. The Recorder did not mention the subject of the lecture, though Douglass evidently spoke on “common sense” matters. “Lectures by Frederick Douglass,” The Christian Recorder, March 21, 1863.

Annotation 2

The Recorder announced another concert by the Hutchinson Family. The concert, scheduled for March 26, benefited Emilie’s church. The cost of a ticket was 25 cents for adults, 15 cents for children. “Sing,” The Christian Recorder, March 21, 1863.

Annotation 3

Emilie likely sold tickets for the concert given on Thursday, March 26, 1863 by the Hutchinson family for the benefit of her church.


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