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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
eir statements as to where they were and what they did were probably correct. The three senators, however, took occasion to add some comments. Slidell stated that being in the anteroom conversing with Douglas, Fitzpatrick of Alabama, and J. Glancy Jones of Pennsylvania, a messenger rushed in and said that some one was beating Mr. Sumner. He said:— We heard the remark without any particular emotion; for my own part I confess I felt none. I am not accustomed to participate in broils of twenty-one for Brooks's expulsion to ninety-five against it. All but one of the majority were from the free States. The nays from the free States (thirteen in all) were Democrats, John Kelly and Wheeler of New York; Cadwallader, Florence, and Jones of Pennsylvania; English and Miller of Indiana; Allen, Harris, and Marshall of Illinois; Hall of Iowa, and Denver of California. The Boston Advertiser, July 16, classified the vote. except John Scott Harrison of Ohio, elected as an American. Th