“Gerrit Smith” Twice Signed Card Abolishionist Reformer
GERRIT SMITH (1797-1874). Leading Abolitionist, United States Social Reformer, New York Politician and Philanthropist, unsuccessful Candidate for President of the United States in 1848, 1852, and 1856.
Courtesy Card Signed and Inscribed, “Respectfully yours - Gerrit Smith,” and TWICE, once on front and a second time on the back, Crisp Extremely Fine. This white card measures 2” x 3.5” being in excellent condition.
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.