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1 Descriptions of the scene and comments may be found in the Boston Advertiser, July 11; Boston Journal, June 30; Boston Transcript, June 30; New Bedford Mercury, July 1; Springfield Republican, June 30, July 7 and 11; New York Tribune, June 28,29, and 30; New York Evening Post, June 29 and July 5; New York Times, June 30; Wheeling (Va.) Gazette (quoted in Boston Commonwealth, September 4); ‘Liberator,’ July 28.
2 The ‘Advertiser’ printed tardily, July 10, Sumner's speech of June 26,—its first publication of any of his speeches. It did not publish his speeches on the Nebraska bill, though publishing Everett's speech on the bill, and even his later remarks on the clerical petitions. The ‘Atlas,’ ‘Journal,’ and ‘Traveller,’ while giving to their readers Sumner's speeches made late in June, practised before that time the same exclusion as their contemporaries. The ‘Transcript,’ being social rather than political in its character, did not publish speeches; but from Sumner's first session in Congress it was uniformly kindly and generous in its brief paragraphs concerning his public conduct. The Springfield Republican did not publish his first speech against the Nebraska bill, though publishing Everett's and Seward's; but it published his second speech of May 25, and from that time, while dissenting from some of his positions, treated him fairly. The course of these journals in relation to Sumner has been referred to from time to time, not as indicating the personal feelings of their managers, but rather their estimate of the wishes and opinions of their patrons, who were generally of the commercial or conservative classes.
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