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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) to Chancellor Walworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.15 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed letter Date: 25 August 1849 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.6 x 19.9.

Summary of Content: Smith responds to a paper Walworth signed as chairman of an unspecified committee. Attacks Walworth's claim "that democracy and slavery may be in full fellowship with each other." Reuben Hyde Walworth served as Chancellor of the State of New York from 1828-1848.

Background Information: Reuben Hyde Walworth served as Chancellor of the State of New York 1828-1848. 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.See More

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Walworth, Reuben Hyde, 1788-1867

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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