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Card Signed By "Gerrit Smith" TWICE - Front & Back

GERRIT SMITH (1797 - 1874). Leading United States Social Reformer, Abolitionist, New York Politician, and Philanthropist, unsuccessful Candidate for President of the United States in 1848, 1852, and 1856.


Card Signed, "Respecfully yours - Gerrit Smith," and TWICE, on front and a second time on the back, Choice Crisp Extremely Fine. This white card is 2" x 3.5" being in excellent condition.



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Geritt Smith, abolishionist and reformer; a significant financial contributor to the Liberty Party and the Republican Party throughout his life, spent much time and money working towards social progress in the nineteenth century United States. Besides making substantial donations of both land and money to the African American community in North Elba, New York, he was involved in the Temperance Movement and the colonization movement. A staunch abolitionist, he was a member of the Secret Six that financially supported John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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