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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) to Hiram P. Crozier, New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.52 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed letter Date: 9 August 1849 Pagination: 1 p. ; 32.3 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Defends the Resolutions of the Church of Peterboro, which Crozier criticized. Chastises Crozier for running a store that sells liquor, declaring "iniquity, permitted in one of the branches of the store, stamps the whole store with iniquity." Crozier served as pastor of the church.

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: Reform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryReligionAlcoholTemperance and Prohibition

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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