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Smith, Gerrit

John R. McKivigan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1030 words.

Smith, Gerrit (06 March 1797–28 December 1874), land speculator and abolitionist, was born in Utica, New York, the son of Peter Smith, a land speculator, and Elizabeth Livingston. Smith...

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Wright, Elizur

Lawrence B. Goodheart.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1307 words.

Wright, Elizur (12 February 1804–21 November 1885), abolitionist and life insurance reformer, was born in South Canaan, Connecticut, the son of Elizur Wright, Sr., and Clarissa Richards,...

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