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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
orrow for Webster! The eulogies in the Senate on Mr. Webster were delivered by John Davis, Butler, Seward, and Stockton; Sumner did not speak. He wrote later to Mr. Bigelow: The brave Southern voices failed on the Webster day. Badger skulked in the lobby; Clemens and Mason were both silent. The South would never give him their votes,—look for their voices. To-day has exposed the pettiness of the old parties in excluding Hale, Chase, and myself from committees. To Theodore Parker, December 17:— I was pained more than I can tell by Seward's course in swelling the Webster tide. By his eulogy in the Senate. I pleaded with him not to do it; so did his colleague. It is incomprehensible to me. From day to day, in conversation with me, he had hoped that we might be spared any such day of humiliation. I await the corrected edition of your sermon, On Mr. Webster. which has produced everywhere a profound impression. The writers for the Washington Union have all read it;
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)
rted fully a banquet given to Brooks at Ninety-six, with speeches from himself, Toombs, Butler, and Governor Adams. Brooks spoke of himself as in his deed the type and representative of the entire South, but did not treat it as avenging Butler. Keitt, who had been re-elected, took his oath a few days later. Brooks's triumph was short-lived. He came to Washington at the opening of the next session, in December, but he was not there at its close. He made a speech early in the session, December 17, on the slavery question, which, though fully Southern in spirit, was not intemperate in language. The next month he took a severe cold, from which no fatal effects were at first apprehended; but it turned into a violent croup, or acute inflammation of the throat, resulting in sudden strangulation, from which, struggling for breath, he died suddenly, Jan. 27, 1857, in intense pain, after having, as it is stated (no physician being at hand), clutched his throat as if to tear it open. His