Erie Canal; New York (State); Enlargement; Canal Bill; Loco Foco; Pamphlet
Page 16 of a sixteen page pamphlet on the Enlargement of the Erie Canal. In 1851, controversy arose regarding the enlargement of the canal. This shows excerpts from various New York newspapers voicing protest against the project to enlarge the Erie...
Civil rights Religious aspects Catholic Church; Dammann, Grace Cowardin, 1872-1945; Discrimination in education; Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart; Social action
Letter of protest sent to President Dammann following decision to admit African American student:
"My dead Mother,
As one of the seven women responsible for the circulars and letters of protest sent to every person and association whose address we...
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated July 7, 1858, discussing his theories on American banking systems, and encouraging Smith to begin a bank of his own.