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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Church of Peterboro

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.46 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed document Date: 29 November 1843 Pagination: 3 p. ; 32 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes a creed and resolutions of the Church of Peterboro. Resolutions name an elder for the church, cite the church's opposition to sectarianism and slavery, and cover other pertinent issues.

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 MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryReligion

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