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Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 2 0 Browse Search
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known to have used any revengeful word respecting his assailant. On the 6th of June he was able to dictate a telegram to Boston, in regard to a recommendation made by Gov. Gardner to the General Court to assume the expense of his illness. Whatever Massachusetts can give, said he, let it all go to suffering Kansas. That letter, and Mr. Wilson's answer to the challenge, wrote Mrs. L. M. Child, have revived my early faith in human nature. Mr. Sumner also, on the 13th, wrote a letter to Carlos Pierce, declining to receive a testimonial from his friends in Boston, in approval of his Kansas speech, for which subscriptions to the amount of one thousand dollars had been made, and said in closing, I express a desire that the contributions intended for the testimonial to me may be applied at once, and without abatement of any kind, to the recovery and security of freedom in Kansas. The testimonial was to have been an elaborate and beautiful silver vase two feet in height, ornamented wit