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2 W. S. Thayer in the New York Evening Post, May 23, Aug. 2, 1856; Jan. 30, 1857. Toombs's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1356. Toombs testified that he was an inch taller than Sumner. At his death he required a coffin six feet and four inches in length, and he was described by the undertaker as ‘the largest framed and largest man who ever died in Washington.’ New York Evening Post, Jan. 29, 1857. A portrait of Brooks is given in Nicolay and Hay's ‘Life of Lincoln,’ Century Magazine, June, 1887, p. 206.
3 Butler said in a speech in June, 1856 (Congressional Globe, App. p. 631) that a sword was awarded Brooks for service in the Mexican War; but this is not stated in the eulogies on him at the time of his decease. If it is true, it proves little, as swords and titles were cheaply won in that war.
5 Brooks's statement, July 12, interrupting Hall. Congressional Globe, App. p. 886. Brooks then said that the most objectionable part of the speech was the part delivered on the second day; but he had not heard or read it.
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