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...
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Two-page letter and envelope from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated April 1, 1861, acknowledging receipt of Spooner's "New System" [A New System of Paper Currency] and discussing the "making of banks."
Fair. Discoloration throughout. Information written in ink and pencil throughout. This catalogue has been washed and deacidified and rebound in an acid-free sleeve. Full measurements: 20.6 cm (H) x 14.2 cm (W).