Statistics for occurrence #1 of “David L. Child” in chapter 15 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3:
...e were suspended; and foreign ministers were obliged to invite their guests by sections. Sumner saw in this non-intercourse signs of the rupture which was to come within a twelvemonth.
He wrote to David L. Child , Jan. 16, 1860—
All things here show how politics and society are barbarized by slavery.
There is now little intercourse between the two sides.
So far as I am concerned, tant mieux. ...
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