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2 Remarks, May 27, Congressional Globe, p. 1355. Toombs had recently, as late as January 24, been in Boston, where he had been entertained by William Appleton, and had been respectfully listened to in his defence of slavery before an antislavery audience, appearing by invitation in an antislavery course. While in Boston he was courteous and quiet in manner.
3 Nicholson's testimony, Congressional Globe, pp. 1366, 1367. The failure of the assistant sergeant-at-arms to reach the spot in time was the subject of criticism. (W. S. Thayer in the ‘Evening Post,’ May 23.) Mr. Thayer stated in the same journal, May 28, that Bright, president of the Senate, condemned the assault.
4 William Y. Leader, of Philadelphia, since of Austin, Texas, who made the complaint against Brooks in the District Court, was by his own account nearer than an—one, and even heard the words which Brooks uttered,—heard by no one else except Sumner. he regarded the assault as ‘a cold-blooded, high-handed outrage’ (Sumner's Works, vol. IV. pp. 268–;270); but he abstained from interference, kept back by dread of violence to himself. He was young, of inferior stature, and untrained in physical contests.
6 Gorman's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1354. Keitt, in his speech of July 16 (Globe App. p. 838), said that though he knew the punishment was to be inflicted, for Brooks had told him so, he did not know it was to come just then; and if he had he should have been still nearer the scene of action than he was.
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