TO THE LIBERTY PARTY OF THE COUNTY OF MADISON. Gerrit Smith.

TO THE LIBERTY PARTY OF THE COUNTY OF MADISON.

Pittsburg, [NY]: np, August 13, 1852. Bifolium. 27cm. Two pages of text, [2 blank]; printed on blue paper. Smith writes back from Pittsburg, after the close of the Pittsburg Convention, informing the Madison County Liberty Party of his fruitless labors at the convention: "I came to the Convention with very little hope, that it would take what I deem to be the proper ground of a political party. It has not taken it distinctly--perhaps not at all." He states his purpose at the Convention was to hold firm on two points, one that a permanent party be organized and represent the interests of all people, white and black, male and female; and two, it should declare slavery to be utterly incapable of legislation. He goes on to explain why he refused to vote for the Pittsburg platform, and why he opposed the candidacy of Hale and Julian. Item #65236

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