Letter from Gerrit Smith to Hon. Mr. [John Charles] Churchill. San Domingo. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI.

Letter from Gerrit Smith to Hon. Mr. [John Charles] Churchill. San Domingo.

[Peterboro, NY?: 1870]. Single folio sheet (37cm), printed both sides. Three horizontal folds from mailing, else about Fine.

Smith petitions New York Congressman John C. Churchill to vote against the proposed annexation of the island of San Domingo (now shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti), arguing that "The President [Ulysses Grant] may be right in his anticipation that the proposed annexation would accelerate the disappearance of the remaining literal slavery in the West Indies. But it is not enough for the blacks that they all be disenthralled. Their right to rule every where within the God-appointed 'bounds of their habitation' must be allowed and defended..." OCLC = four copies.

Price: $150.00

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