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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) An address, reported by Gerrit Smith to the 'Christian Union Convention' held in Syracuse, August 21st, 1838.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.43 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Syracuse, New York Type: Printed document Date: 21 August 1838 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Smith begins, "No person, acquainted with the words and the heart of Jesus Christ, believes, that it is His choice to have His disciples separated from each other by party lines- wearing the badges, and contending with each other about the peculiarities, of their respective sects."

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.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementChristianityReligionPolitics

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