Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated July 7, 1858, discussing his theories on American banking systems, and encouraging Smith to begin a bank of his own.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Athol; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--United States
Four-page letter dated October 27, 1845, from Lysander Spooner in Athol [Massachusetts] to George Bradburn in Boston, discussing Supreme Court decisions related to slavery, the death of Spooner's mother, and the public reception of his book [The...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--Maine--Bangor; Antislavery movements--United States
Four-page letter dated September 8, 1845, from Geo. [George] Bradburn in Bangor [Maine] to Lysander Spooner of Boston, Massachusetts, describing several newspaper and circular reviews of Spooner's book [The Unconstitutionality of Slavery],...
Constitutional law--United States; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--United States
One-page letter and envelope from Bela Marsh in Boston [Massachusetts] to Lysander Spooner in Worcester [Massachusetts], dated October 11, 1849, in which he forwards a transcription of Gerrit Smith's reply to Marsh's inquiry about distributing...
Vigilant Association of the City of New York; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Four-page letter from Gerrit Smith in New York [City] to C. B. Sedgwick dated September 15, 1860, expressing the regret of the "Committee" [of the Vigilant Association of the City of New York] for libel against Smith.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Advisory opinions--United States
One-page letter dated August 18, 1853, from James Birney of Cincinnati [Ohio] to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], asking for his legal opinion on the decision of Judge [John] McLean on the [Rosetta Armstead] fugitive slave case.
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a United States senator from Massachusetts and a campaigner against slavery. This is a draft, ca. 1855, of a version of the speech delivered in New York on May 9, 1855, and published that year under the title "The...
Five-page letter dated August 20, 1866, from A. P. Aldrich in Barnwell, South Carolina, to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts] regarding the economic hardships faced by the South during the reconstruction era.
Constitutional law--United States; United States. Congress. Senate--Powers and duties; United States--Foreign relations--Treaties
Draft in John Jay's hand of Federalist Number 64, originally published on March 5, 1788 in the Independent Journal. It bore the number 63 in the newspaper version, but was renumbered 64 in the first collected edition, published 22 March 1788....
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.
Four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith, dated November 2, 1855, in which Spooner disucsses anti-slavery arguments and the distribution of 300 copies of his book, "the Unconstitutionality of Slavery."