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Gerrit Smith
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Controversy Between New York Tribune and Gerrit Smith (1855 edition)
Gerrit Smith
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Letter of Gerrit Smith to Rev. James Smylie: Of the State of Mississippi (1837 edition)


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Born: March 6, 1797

Died: December 28, 1874 (aged 77)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician, abolitionist, philanthropist

Bio: Gerrit Smith was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Spouse to Ann Carroll Fitzhugh, Smith was a candidate for President of the United States in 1848, 1856, and 1860, but only served 18 months in the federal government in Congress as a Free Soil Party Representative, in 1853 4.

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