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Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.

 
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Gerrit Smith
Gerrit Smith
  • Born: March 6, 1797
  • Died: December 28, 1874
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Politician, Philanthropist

Gerrit Smith was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Spouse to Ann Carroll Fitzhugh, Smith was a candidate for President of the United States in 1848, 1856, and 1860, but only served 18 months in the federal government—in Congress as a Free Soil Party Representative, in 1853–4.

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