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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) to Lewis Hayden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.18 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 May 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19 x 12 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07483.18 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Petersboro, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 May 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 19 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: He has been so busy getting his affairs in order to leave for Washington that he hasn't had time to reply to Hayden. Writes that Wendell Phillips properly named McLean when he called him the "Western Miscreant." Possibly refering to John McLean, an American jurist and politician who served in Congress, as U.S. Postmaster General, and as a justice on the Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts. Wendell Phillips was an American abolitionist, Native American advocate, and orator.

Background Information: Smith was a United States reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Hayden was a black author, a Boston publisher and a Freemason.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Hayden, Lewis, 1815-1889
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementChildren and FamilyDebtLawFinance

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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