West New Brighton, N.Y. June 7, 1923
Dear Mr Carl Schurz Lowden:
Capital Punishment? No, I do not stand for it. First, I do not think that severe punishment necessarily acts as a strong deterrent. It is certainty of punishment, not severity of...
Five-page letter dated August 20, 1866, from A. P. Aldrich in Barnwell, South Carolina, to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts] regarding the economic hardships faced by the South during the reconstruction era.
Antislavery movements--United States; American Abolition Society; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Eight-page letter and envelope from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated September 10, 1857, in which he encourages Smith to put forward a motion at the American Abolition Society annual meeting in Syracuse to purchase...
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.