Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sheriff Sumner” in chapter 2, page 24 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1:
One of them was appropriated exclusively to his thoughts upon it from time to time.
He attributed to his connection with this controversy some unkind treatment which he received.
Sheriff Sumner , while not participating publicly in the abolition movement, was always an antislavery man. His forecast discerned the conflict in which his son was to bear his great part.
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