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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Hon. H. C. Goodwin, M.C.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.67 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed letter Date: 5 January 1855 Pagination: 3 p. ; 24.7 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Smith writes, "I am happy to see, in the proceedings of the House of Representatives, the proposition to take up the Bill for the relief of the sufferers by French spoliations... We must remember the condition of our country in 1778, in order to estimate rightly the value to her of the Treaties, which she made with France, in that year..." Henry Charles Goodwin served as a United States Representative from New York 1853-1854 and 1857-1858.

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. Henry ...Charles Goodwin served as a United States Representative from New York 1853-1854 and 1857-1858.See More

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Goodwin, H. C. (Henry Charles), 1824-1860

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementCongressGovernment and CivicsPetitionMaritimeFinanceGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFranceQuasi-warTreatyRevolutionary War

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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