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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection related to Gerrit Smith
|Address reported by Gerrit Smith to the Jerry Rescue Convention, held in Syracuse October 1, 1857
|1 October 1857
|Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)
|Non-governmental organization document
|Regarding William "Jerry" Henry, who had been arrested under the Fugitive Slave Law in Syracuse in 1851, and rescued by local citizens. Smith commends the rescue, claiming no Christian can disapprove of the rescue. Discusses his disappointment in the Republican party's lack of adherence to abolition. Asks "whether we all recognize the obligation to rescue every Jerry."
|Slave Life Reform Movement Abolition African American History Slavery Runaway Slave Fugitive Slave Act Christianity Religion Republican Party Politics
|Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Henry, William (fl. 1859)
|Syracuse, New York
|Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; Religion
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859