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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) to Judge Buell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.15 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1838 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 20 x 24.7 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.15 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1838 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 20 x 24.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he has not yet received a reply from Buell to his letter of October 22nd and asks that he write soon. Addressed to Buell in Albany, by W. Raymond.

Background Information: Smith was a United States reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AbolitionAfrican American HistoryReform MovementSlavery

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