In preparation for a planned one-year sojourn through the Old World Frederick Douglass placed an advertisement in the Evening Star in March 1886 seeking a renter for his Cedar Hill estate.
The ad in full:
FOR RENT – FOR ONE YEAR FROM JUNE 1st, Cedar Hill, Anacostia, D.C., containing 15 acres, with fruit orchards and garden, furnished house, including furnace, range and bath room; good stables, fine location, no malaria and overlooking the whole city. Rent $65. FREDERICK DOUGLASS.