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.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--New York (State); Antislavery movements--United States
One-page letter dated December 28, 1850, from Stephen P. Andrews in New York City, to Lysander Spooner of Boston [Massachusetts], reporting on the distribution of books sent by Spooner to Freeman Hunt, [William Cullen] Bryant, [Horace] Greeley, and...
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."
Antislavery movements--United States; American Abolition Society; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Eight-page letter and envelope from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated September 10, 1857, in which he encourages Smith to put forward a motion at the American Abolition Society annual meeting in Syracuse to purchase...
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.
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.
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.
Bill from Bowler Cocke, Jr., to Robert Cary of London, for remittance of payment to Richard Adams [of Virginia]. On back, directions from Richard Adams to pay directly to Samuel and William Vernon & Co.
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...