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Collection Reference Number GLC04717.28
From Archive Folder Collection related to Gerrit Smith 
Title Compensated emancipation: a speech by Gerrit Smith, in the National Compensation Convention, held in Cleveland, Ohio, August 25, 26 and 27, 1857
Date 27 August 1857
Author Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)  
Document Type Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Smith declares, "We are here for the purpose of making a public and formal, and, as we hope, an impressive confession, that the North ought to share with the South in the temporary losses that will result from the abolition of Slavery. Indeed, such are our relations to the South in the matter of Slavery, that, on the score of simple honesty, we are bound to share in these losses."
Subjects Reform Movement  Abolition  African American History  Slavery  Emancipation  Finance  Government and Civics  
People Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874)  
Place written Cleveland, Ohio
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Banking & Economics; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859