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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) To the Church of Peterboro

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.51 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed document Date: 20 July 1849 Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.7 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Uses an allegory of a tea, coffee, and liquor merchant to illustrate that "the wickedness in one branch... taints with wickedness every other branch..."

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
Crozier, Hiram P., 1803-1883

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionReform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryAlcoholTemperance and Prohibition

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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