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Smith, Gerrit to President King, Columbia College; discusses Fugitive Slave Law

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06852 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter Date: 1851/11/22 Pagination: 4 p. + addr. 31.7 x 20 cm Order a Copy

Printed circulat letter, addressed in Smith's hand.

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