such a committee, moved as a substitute a brief resolution supporting the government in the prosecution of the war. J. Q. A. Griffin
F. W. Bird, William Claflin, and other supporters of Sumner had selected Griffin in a conference as their leader Griffin in a conference as their leader in the convention. promptly moved an amendment, which approved the conduct of the two senators from Massachusetts, and nominated Sumner for re-election as a statesman, a scholar, a patriot, and a man of whom any republic in any age might be proud.
He maintained his substitute in a trenchant speech, in which he handled roughly Dana and others co-operating with him. Mr. Griffin never took part in any controversy outside of his own State, and he died before the full fruition of his powers;
Heegates, among them George F. Hoar, followed in the same line; and the resolutions were referred to a committee, of which Griffin was chairman and Dana a member.
In committee Dana opposed without success the contested resolution, and another which c