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3 Boston Telegraph, May 26.
4 Stated by W. Y. Leader to have been one of the editors of the Chambersburg (Penn.) ‘Transcript.’ (Works, vol. IV. p. 269.) But Sumner told the writer a short time after that it was William S. Thayer of the New York Evening Post.
8 Sumner's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1353; . Y. Leader's statement, Sumner's Works, vol. i. p. 269. Nicholson testified that Brooks was ‘leaning on and over’ Sumner's desk. (Globe, p. 1361.) Sumner had an indistinct recollection that after the first blow Brooks used the words ‘old man,’ p. 1353.
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