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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
n war, tracts of the American Peace Society, journals, anti-every thing, Scriptural arguments, estimates of the cost of navies and armies, besides a great many smaller arms,—the pistols, hand-grenades, cutlasses, and so forth of the Peace Establishment,—are arranged in every part of the house, upstairs, downstairs, in the attics and in the cellars; to which Sumner added a postscript, that Felton had a vivid imagination and great play of style. The first city edition was published, August 9. Though unusually large, this edition was quickly exhausted, and followed by another of three thousand copies, which was also soon distributed. The booksellers, William D. Ticknor & Co., published another of two thousand copies, using the types of the city edition. The American Peace Society, Boston, printed four thousand copies, issuing three editions. The Society's types were also used with the Philadelphia imprint of Henry Long-streth. A year later it issued an abridgment, and in