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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)
, was destined to occupy a large place in the history of his country. The committee arrived at Lawrence, April 18, and after a prolonged investigation made a full report, in which Howard and Sherman y 19, the (lay when Sumner began his speech, they had been for some days in the neighborhood of Lawrence, armed and committing depredations. The next day they came nearer, and on the morning of Wedneal for the territory was summoning a posse from Missouri,— the beginning of an armed descent on Lawrence. Boston Atlas, May 22. the great question at issue, the profound agitation of the public minn an heroic cause as shines in that repulse of the Missouri invaders by the beleaguered town of Lawrence,. where even the women gave their effective efforts to freedom. The matrons of Rome who pouredstruggle against oppression, and in the development of a new science of emigration. Already in Lawrence alone are newspapers and schools, including a high school; and throughout this infant Territory