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334 HISTORICAL ANNOTATION

and her husband opened a store and served as town postmaster. Following the
deaths of her father and brother Richard Lee, Lucretia and her older brother An-
drew inherited their father's estate. Her portion included the young slave Frederick
Douglass. She died in 1827 and was survived by one child, Arianna Amanda Auld.
Auld Family Bible (courtesy of Carl G. Auld); McFeely, Frederick Douglass, 27,
Preston, Young Frederick Douglass, 28, 30, 62, 87–88, 223n6; idem, Talbot County,
191; Emerson B. Roberts, "A Visitation of Western Talbot," MdHM, 41: 244–45
(September 1946).
46.14/78.9 Aunt Esther] Hester Bailey.
48.12/81.24-25 "where . . . wise."] Thomas Gray, "Ode on a Distant Prospect
of Eton College," lines 99–100, Francis T. Palgrave, ed., The Golden Treasury
(London, 1906), 187.
48.23/82.9 Mr. Plummer] This individual is probably either James Plummer
or Philemon Plummer. Both men were longtime residents of Talbot County and, at
various times during Douglass's youth, worked for Aaron Anthony as overseers on
his Tuckahoe farms. Philemon Plummer is listed in Anthony's accounting records
for 1819. Aaron Anthony Day Books, folder 97, 30, Dodge Collection, MdAA;
Preston, Young Frederick Douglass, 71, 222n7.
48.31/82.20 daughter of Milly] Henny Bailey (1816–?), a cousin of Frederick
Douglass, was one of seven children born to Milly Bailey, a slave on one of Aaron
Anthony's farms. Henny was apparently ill fitted for work: Anthony estimated her
value at fifty dollars in 1826, less than half the value he placed on her younger
cousin Frederick. When Anthony died in 1826, his son-in-law Thomas Auld inher-
ited Bailey and four other slaves. Sometime before 1840, Auld granted Bailey her
freedom. The last record of Henny 's existence is an entry in the 1840 U.S. Census,
which identifies her as a free black living in St. Michaels district. Aaron Anthony,
Inventory of Negroes, folder 71, Aaron Anthony Ledger B, 1812–1826, folder 96,
159, both in Dodge Collection, MdAA; Aaron Anthony Slave Distribution, 22 Oc-
tober 1827, Talbot County Distributions, V.JP#D, 58–59, MdTCH; Preston, Young
Frederick Douglass
, 91, 174, 225n14.
50.20/85.21 Esther] Douglass is referring to his aunt Hester Bailey, whom he
describes in his Narrative as being whipped by Aaron Anthony until she was "cov-
ered with blood." Douglass Papers, ser. 2, 1: 15, 119; McFeely, Frederick Doug-
lass
, 17.
50.24/85.26 Ned Roberts] Ned Roberts (1810–?) was a slave owned by Edward
Lloyd V. It was 1825 when Aaron Anthony discovered that his slave Hester Bailey
was continuing to see Ned Roberts. Return Book, 1 January 1824, Land Papers—
Maintenance of Property, Land Volume 39, reel 10, Lloyd Family Papers, MdHi.
53.17/90.32–91.1 There were slaves here, direct from Guinea] Guinea is an
archaic term for the coastal region of west Africa. In its widest sense the term has
been applied to the entire region from Angola to Senegal. Cohen, Columbia Gaz-
etteer of the World
, 1: 1197.

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