Gerrit Smith to NY Gov. Hunt, on Colonization

March 5, 1852

A long letter from Smith:  “You have suddenly fallen in love with the American Colonization Society.   You are deceived by it, as I was deceived by it.  There is less excuse, however, for you, than there was for me. My joining that Society was the folly of a young man. But you are guilty of such folly in your mature years ….”