Admissions (Law)--United States; Libel and slander--New York (State)--New York
Three-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated October 25, 1860, reagarding his settlement received from a libel suit against [Royal] Phelps and others and discussing payment to his counsel.
Slaves--United States; Slavery--United States; Slavery--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
Two-page unsigned and undated memorandum regarding morality and slavery, suggesting that slaves 'have been benefittedby being thus snatched from heathenism and brought to this civilized and Christian country."
Charles Sumner (1811-1874) was a United States senator from Massachusetts and a campaigner against slavery. This is a draft, ca. 1855, of a version of the speech delivered in New York on May 9, 1855, and published that year under the title "The...
Constitutional law--United States; United States. Congress. Senate--Powers and duties; United States--Foreign relations--Treaties
Draft in John Jay's hand of Federalist Number 64, originally published on March 5, 1788 in the Independent Journal. It bore the number 63 in the newspaper version, but was renumbered 64 in the first collected edition, published 22 March 1788....