Slavery is gone, but drunkenness stays

Chicago National Temperence Convention. An explanation. The address was not read to the Convention until the afternoon of its last day ... Address to the National Temperance Convention Held in Chicago Sept. 1st and 2d, 1869, to the people of the United States. Slavery is gone, but drunkenness stays. There are a million drunkards in our land...

[Peterboro, N.Y.? publisher not identified], 1869. Folio bifolium (approx. 14" X 8½"), pp. 3, [1]; text largely in double columns. Fine. Two paragraphs on the editing of the address and its printing, signed in type by Smith and dated Peterboro, September 13, 1869. The text of Smith's address was abridged for inclusion in the Convention's proceedings but only after parts of the original address had appeared in the Chicago papers. Smith presents here the original, full version. Syracuse University, Gerrit Smith Broadside and Pamphlet Collection, 550. OCLC locates only the Syracuse, Cornell, Chicago History Museum, Univ. of Chicago, and Univ. of Washington copies. Item #55170

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