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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) To those ministers in the county of Madison, who refuse to preach politics

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.47 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed document Date: 15 July 1845 Pagination: 3 p. ; 32.3 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Believes that the continued enslavement of millions of citizens results from religious leaders' refusal to preach politics. Emphasizes the duty of religious leaders to preach against 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.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryReligionPolitics

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