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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Letter of Gerrit Smith to President Schmucker.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08873 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 19 June 1838 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.2 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Smith discusses his and Schmucker's shared disapproval of the Colonization Society. Defends the Anti-Slavery Society against Schmucker's criticism. Also covers Schmucker's opinions of temperance. Contains several spots of water damage in former creases.

Background Information: Schmucker was a noted Lutheran minister and professor. From 1826 to 1864 he served as professor of didactic theology and chairman of the faculty in Gettysburg Theological Seminary.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Schmucker, S. S. (Samuel Simon), 1799-1873

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryColonizationAbolitionReform MovementTemperance and ProhibitionAlcohol

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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