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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
r in recent times. C. F. Adams joined with Sumner in defending Palfrey's refusal to unite with the Whig members in supporting Winthrop for Speaker. In a series of articles 1 Jan. 16, Dec. 15, 16, 18, 21, 1847: Jan. 5, 28, Feb. 1, 4, 5, 16, 18, 21, 1848. See also his letter in the Boston Whig, Nov. 20, 1847. S. C. Phillips, under the signature of A Massachusetts Whig, contributed a series of articles to the Whig, taking the same view as Adams and Sumner. Dec. 29, 30, 31, 1847; Jan. 6, 8, 13, 1848. in his journal, the Whig, he reviewed Winthrop's course concerning the war, pronouncing his vote for the war bill, and other votes, as the sanction of a national falsehood, as a sacrifice of the old pledges of Massachusetts, and as showing an ambiguous and trimming policy; took exceptions to his speech of Jan. 8, 1847, as feeble, irresolute, and unsatisfactory; deplored his grievous errors as a politician, and maintained that his arrangement of the committees showed the complete tri