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Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career. 14 0 Browse Search
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sical strength and intellectual Energy. settlement in America. William and Mary Sumner. Gov. Increase Sumner. Ancestral line of Charles Sumner. Major Job Sumner jury for a trial of ye Indians in Boston. The old portraits of William and Mary Sumner, surmounted with the family coat of arms and insignia, and bearing date of 1an equal. Roger Sumner, second son of the original settlers William and Mary Sumner, early removed to Lancaster with other Christians for the gathering of a chuslavery Afric's sons degrade, But equal rights shall equal earth pervade. Mr. Sumner studied law, was admitted to the bar, was several years elected clerk of the He was highly esteemed for the integrity and independence of his character. Mr. Sumner married Miss Relief, daughter of David He was the son of David and Hannah hey resided in Hancock Street, and were attendants of King's Chapel, of which Mr. Sumner was for some time the clerk, and of which the Rev. James Freeman, D. D., the
lity of the Northern character, which render it staunch, strong, and seaworthy, which bind it together as with iron, are drawn out one by one, like the bolts from the ill-fated vessel; and out of the miserable, loosened fragments is formed that human anomaly,--a Northern man with Southern principles. Such a man is no true son of Massachusetts. This, says Mr. Henry Wilson in his invaluable History of the rise and fall of the slave power in America, was the first public participation of M. Sumner in that great conflict in which he subsequently bore a part so important and honorable. His speech and the resolutions from his pen were based on the fixed and indestructible principles of justice, humanity, and moral rectitude. Stating that the object of the meeting was to strengthen the hearts and hands of those opposed to the admission of Texas into the family of States, and referring to the voices of discouragement they heard, that all exertion would be in vain, he declared that thei