Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 15 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3:
... strain of trusting only to the memory.
The audience in the galleries was not large, as the interest in the debate on slavery had been transferred from Congress to the country. The Vice-President, Breckinridge , during the morning hour called Fitzpatrick of Alabama to the chair.
Sumner, as soon as the Kansas bill was called up, took the floor and proceeded with his speech, reading from the printed slips ...
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