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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) [Douglass quotation on each citizen's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01116 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph quotation signed Date: 22 August 1879 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.5 x 12.4 cm. Order a Copy

One note from Frederick Douglass dated August 22, 1879. Writes that the government owes every citizen equal opportunity to live and when it does not provide this service should be overthrown.

Washington D.C.
August 22d. 1879
A government that cannot or does not protect the humblest Citizen in his right to life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, should be reformed or overthrown without delay.
Fredk. Douglass.

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