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Close Of His Official Life

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After this be becamu recorder of doed for the District of Coluinbia, from whiclj office he wan removed by President CleveI land in J88B. ín the nutumn of that year he rovisited Englaud to ioformthe friends whom he had made while a iugitive slavo of the progresa of the Airicau race in tho Unitod States. After his return to the United States he was appointed minister to Hayti by President HarrUou in 1889. ïte was sent to Hayti in a United States man -of-war. He arrived in Hayti on tho bch of October. 1889, just as the country was ctnerging from ono of the most exciting revolutions that country had vvitneused for yoars The governmont ezisting upon liis arrival was simply provisional, and even after the new president took offico there was some delay in the arrival and prosentation of his credentials. These circumstances gave rise in the United States tó persistent rumora that the Haytien government had ref used te receive Douglass on account of his rolor. Thcy were denied, however, and Douglass was flnally warmly rècelved. The Haytien ministry was the last position in the gift of the United States held by Douglass. Iñ Í832 Hayti made an appropriation of monuy for the Columbiau exposition at Chicago and appointed Douglass the senior of her two comraissioners to the exoosition. Sinco the close of the exposition Douglass had lived quietly in Washington, without engaging in any special business. His wealth Is variously estiinated at from 1OJ,ÜIX) to ?20J,0l)0.


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