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Collection Reference Number GLC01265.14
From Archive Folder Civil war loyalty pamphlets 
Title Brief Appeals for the Loyal Cause
Date 1863
Author Smith, Edward Delafield (1826-1878)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Published by John W. Amerman. Includes two addresses given in New York City, resolutions, and a poem. The first address, given at Union Square, was delivered at a war meeting which was called by various committees in response to an appeal of President Lincoln for additional military forces. The second address was delivered at Madison Square on April 20, 1863 under the patronage of the Union Leagues. The resolutions included in the pamphlet were presented at the Cooper Institute at the request of the Committee of Arrangements. Smith, also a poet, includes his poem entitled "The Continent is Trembling."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Poetry  Literature and Language Arts  President  Recruitment  Union Forces  
People Smith, E. Delafield (Edward Delafield) (1826-1878)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Arts & Literature; The Presidency
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Edward Delafield Smith was a lawyer, born in Rochester, New York, 8 May, 1826; died in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, 13 April, 1878. He was graduated at the University of the city of New York in 1846, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and practiced in New York city. He was United States district attorney for the southern district of New York in 1861-'5, returned to practice in the latter year, and from 1871 till 1875 was corporation counsel of New York city. He was an active member of the Republican party, and a member of the law committee of the University of the city of New York. Among his many cases of importance was that of the People against Nathaniel Gordon, master of the slave-ship "Erie," whom he brought to the scaffold in 1862, and that against John Andrews, a leader of the draft, riots in New York city in 1863. At the time of his death he was attorney of record in the Eliza B. Jumel estate ease. Mr. Smith also attained success in private practice, and was widely known for his legal ability. He published" Avidae." a poem (New York, 1843) ; "Destiny," a poem (1846) ; "Oratory," a poem (1846) ; "Reports of Cases in the New York Court of Common Pleas" (4 vols, , 18,50-'9); and "Addresses to Juries in Slave-Trade Trials "(1861).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945