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Full Name: Alvan Stewart
Biography:
Writer, lawyer, abolitionist. Practiced law in Cherry Valley. In 1832 he moved to Utica and continued his practice, but gave a lot of his attention to the temperance and anti-slavery causes. In 1835 he organized an anti-slavery convention in Utica which formed the New York State Anti-Slavery Society. He delivered many speeches on the topic of abolition. Among his most famous speeches was one delivered in 1845 before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, pleading the unconstitutionality of slavery. His speeches were edited and published by L.R. Marsh under the title "Writings and Speeches of Alvan Stewart on Slavery" (1860).
Author's Timeline:
1790 Washington County
Stewart was born in South Granville, New York in 1790. 
1849 (Unknown) County
Stewart died in New York City in 1849. 
1860 (Unknown) County
"Writings And Speeches Of Alvan Stewart On Slavery"
 
1832 Oneida County
Stewart moved to Utica, New York in 1832, and continued to practice law. 
? Otsego County
Practiced law in Cherry Valley.
 

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