Broadside : Letter from Gerrit Smith to Susan B. Anthony. February 5, 1873

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Title

Broadside : Letter from Gerrit Smith to Susan B. Anthony. February 5, 1873

Description

Gerrit Smith was a social reformer in support of abolition, temperance, women's rights, and ecumenism. He utilized the broadside format to espouse his views and influence public opinion, and authorized printing of more than 600 broadsides in his lifetime.

In this letter, Smith details his support for woman's suffrage, refuting arguments that the framers of the Constitution intended to deny this right. He also discusses his support for the temperance movement: "Then there are two reforms with which the Republican party cannot afford to delay identifying itself. On of them is the recognition in woman of all the political rights exercised by man. The other is the arresting of the dramshop ruin of our country by no longer licensing or suffering the dramshop, that great manufactory of all sorts and sizes of criminals."

Date

1873-02-05

Subject

Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Constitutional amendments
Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Temperance
United States --Politics and government

Creator

Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Format

1 sheet

Language

English

Identifier

ALMS.1873.06

Coverage

Peterboro, New York

Original Format

Broadsides (notices)

Physical Dimensions

33 x 21 cm.

URL

The Gerrit Smith Broadside and Pamphlet Collection, Syracuse University Library

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