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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) to Edward Augustus Stansbury

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.17 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 September 1848 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 25.2 x 20.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.17 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 September 1848 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 25.2 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions giving something about the men of the state to a W. Williams.

Background Information: Smith was a United States reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Stansbury was a newspaper editor in Burlington, Vermont, and a lawyer in Vermont, and later New Jersey and New York ...City. He was active in the Republican Party and an abolitionist.See More

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Stansbury, Edward Augustus, 1811-1873

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementChildren and FamilyDebtLawFinance

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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