Two-page letter [possibly a manuscript draft] dated March 23, 1860, from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Hon. Charles B. Sedgwick, indicating that he would like to give an interview or paper on his opionions reagarding a law suit...
Libel and slander--United States; Judicial opinions--United States
Manuscript copy of four documents on one sheet in the hand of Lysander Spooner. At front, a manuscript copy of judicial records from the State of New York Supreme Court case between Gerrit Smith and Royal Phelps dated April 17, 1860, stating that...
Two-page letter and envelope from C. B. [Charles Baldwin] Sedgwick in Syracuse [New York] to Lysander Spooner in Boston, Massachusetts, dated August 16, 1860, regarding several lawsuits involving R. [Royal] Phelps the [Boston] Herald, and the...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated June 12, 1860, describing his opinion "that we ought to bring several suits  against the entire committee (except Phelps)."
Two-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated June 17, 1860, recounting [Royal] Phelps's admission of guilt involved with Smith's slander suit, and their dicussion of the payment of damages.
Vigilant Association of the City of New York; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Four-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Hon. John Cochrane regarding Smith's libel suit, referring to a letter from Lysander Spooner which details what members [of the Vigilant Association of New York] have said about him.
Admissions (Law)--United States; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Three-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated October 25, 1860, reagarding his settlement received from a libel suit against [Royal] Phelps and others and discussing payment to his counsel.