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Frederick Douglass frequently passed through Orleans County, offering lectures on the abolitionist cause in places such as Medina and Albion; his notoriety attracted large crowds from across the county. When other abolitionists, such as John Jacobs, traveled in Orleans County to hold abolitionist lectures, he was met with opposition and a general sense of apathy to the cause.
County of Orleans
Town of Clarendon, Town of Barre, Village of Albion, Town of Gaines, Orleans County, John S. Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Abolitionism, Anti-Slavery
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Ballard, Matthew R., "Early Calls for Abolitionist Lectures Fell on Deaf Ears in Orleans County" (2018). Pioneer Record. 59.