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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
. and Giddings replied at length. Boston Whig, March 18. 1848; Boston Atlas, March 17. The Atlas rejoined in several articles. Winthrop defended himself in the House, Feb. 21, 1850. Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. pp. 642-645, 648-650. Adams and Sumner, instructed by Giddings, repeated in the Whig the latter's statement as to Winthrop's participation in the meeting. Forthwith the Atlas assailed Sumner, in successive articles, with coarse personalities. Dec. 30, 1847; Jan. 3, 27, 29, Feb. 3, March 17, 1848. G. T. Curtis entered into the controversy on the same side and with the same spirit, assuming a supercilious tone, and threatening him with the loss of private and public confidence. Boston Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1848. Sumner had been of service, two years before, in composing a difficulty between Mr. Curtis and W. W. Story, a relative, for which B. R. Curtis wrote Sumner, May 24, 1846, thanking him for disinterested, judicious, and kind exertions in this unhappy affair