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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) To the men who put me in nomination!

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.40 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed document Date: 5 November 1858 Pagination: 2 p. ; 31.7 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses meetings he held across the state during his campaign for the position of Governor of New York. Hopes the good accomplished by the meetings is not estimated by the low number of votes he received. Encourages temperance and abolition. Criticizes the current trend towards non-extension of slavery versus complete abolition.

Background Information: Smith, a politician from New York, served as a U.S. Representative from 1853-1854. He was a noted philanthropist and social reformer active in anti-slavery campaigns and women's rights.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryAlcoholPoliticsGovernment and CivicsElectionTemperance and Prohibition

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