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Gerrit Smith (1797–1874)

Smith, Gerrit. An American reformer, antislavery advocate, and philanthropist; born in Utica, NY, in 1797; died in New York, Dec. 28, 1874. He was active in the cause of temperance, an uncompromising enemy of slavery, made large donations in aid of the poor, and gave land in New York State to many escaped slaves. He wrote numerous tracts and papers; and published: ‘Speeches in Congress’ (1855); ‘Sermons and Speeches’ (1861); ‘The Religion of Reason’ (1864); ‘The Theologies’ (1866); ‘Nature the Basis of a Free Theology’ (1867); and ‘Correspondence with Albert Barnes’ (1868).