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Warsaw in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seth M. Gates House

 
 
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By Yugoboy, April 2, 2013
1. Seth M. Gates House Marker
Inscription. Seth M. Gates's outspoken criticism of slavery marked his two terms in the House of Representatives, from 1839 to 1843. When Gates used his congressional position to mail out the proceedings of- the World Anti·Slavery Convention in 1840, a Savannah planter put a $500 bounty on his head, dead or alive.

Warsaw residents had formed an antislavery society in 1833, and the first antislavery political party, the Liberty Party, started here in 1839. Gates moved to Warsaw in 1844, where he joined an active local anti·slavery community Gates became one of the town's seven Underground Railroad conductors. One of the eulogies at Gates's funeral in 1877 explained that "he felt that duty to his God, who had made of one blood all nations of men. . . bade him to strike as best he could against the fetters on the limbs of his brothers."
 
Location. 42° 44.457′ N, 78° 8.089′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Street and Clinton Street, on the left when traveling north on Perry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warsaw NY 14569, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1853-1925 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warsaw's First House
Seth M. Gates House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 2, 2013
2. Seth M. Gates House and Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Hosford (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memory of those Soldiers (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Andrus Mill Pond (approx. 6.9 miles away); Richmond-Andrus Mill Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); Whaley Tavern (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRPolitics
 
Seth M. Gates House Marker as seen facing North on Perry Street image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 2, 2013
3. Seth M. Gates House Marker as seen facing North on Perry Street
Seth M. Gates House Marker as seen facing South on Perry Street image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 2, 2013
4. Seth M. Gates House Marker as seen facing South on Perry Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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