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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
essor of sacred literature in Harvard University, 1831-39; and a member of Congress, 1847-49. among his various contributions to literature is a history of New England. his article on Lord Mahon's history of England,-printed in the North American Review, of which he was for several years the editor,—was in Sumner's judgment one of the best specimens of criticism which our country has produced. Allibone's Dictionary of authors, Vol. II. p. 1491. Sumner began his first political speech, Nov. 4, 1845, with a tribute to Dr. Palfrey for his manumission of inherited slaves,—the legal details of which Sumner had assisted in arranging. Works, Vol. I. p. 151. they were at this period, and for many years after, very closely associated with each other in the political movement against slavery. Cambridge. Boston, Feb. 5, 1836. my dear Sir,—It will give me great pleasure to write an article on the Uses and Importance of History, considering several topics suggested by Dr. Lieber's inaugur<