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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Letter of Gerrit Smith to S.P. Chase, on the unconstitutionality of every part of American slavery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.01 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1847 Pagination: 1 v. : 12 p. ; 14.4 x 9.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by S. W. Green, Patriot Office. Letter was written at Peterboro, New York 1 November 1847. Chase recently disagreed with Smith's resolution at the National Convention of the Liberty party that slavery is unconstitutional. Argues that the Constitution "enjoins the abolition of every part of American slavery."

Background Information: Smith, a politician from New York, served as a U.S. Representative from 1853-1854. He was a noted philanthropist and social reformer active in anti-slavery campaigns and women's rights. Chase ...was a United States Senator from Ohio 1849-1854 and 1861-1862, Governor of Ohio 1856-1860, and Secretary of the Treasury under President Abraham Lincoln.See More

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873
Green, S. W., fl. 1847

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryUS ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsLaw

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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