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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
olled by the slaveholding interest. Chase and Sumner were well known to each other before, both in n the Senate for the last time on the day that Sumner took his seat; it was observed how sadly clangr. He spoke twice on a point of procedure, Sumner referred in the Senate. July 22, 1868, to Clar of distinction ever came to Washington while Sumner was in the Senate without seeking him. At thisr his return home in the spring of 1852, wrote Sumner long and friendly letters; and though highly cwith the senator which had begun in Boston. Sumner's first speech was made on the tenth day of thMason shortly after, pulling his chair near to Sumner's, drew him into a talk on national politics. ion passed both Houses by a large majority. Sumner's speech was, in its personal aspects, a good of the Commonwealth, December 11. None of Sumner's political friends so much regretted his declorigin. He repeated what he had often said to Sumner, that his peace principles, while right enough[27 more...]