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Daniel Hoit anti-slavery correspondence


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Hoit, Daniel, 1778-1859

General Daniel Hoit (also spelled Hoyt) (1778-1859), of Sandwich, New Hampshire, was an ardent abolitionist who ran several times as the Liberty Party and Free Soil Party candidate for governor. He was elected 15 times to New Hampshire's state legislature and was a member of the governor's council. The son of Joseph Hoit (1751-1778) and Betsy Folsom (1747-1834), Hoit married Sarah Sally Flanders (1786-1837) with whom he had several children, including Reverend William Henry Harrison Hoit (1813-1883) and portrait painter Albert Gallatin Hoit (1809-1856).

The collection consists of several letters and circulars from anti-slavery societies and abolitionist figures, including a lithographed copy of a letter, likely a mass mailing, from anti-slavery leader Orange Scott; a Liberty State Committee circular; and a couple of letters from the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, including one with a copy of the organization's constitution.

Purchase, 2016. (AM 2016-86)

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This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in September 2016. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in September 2016.

No materials were separated during 2016 processing.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1838-1845. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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