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1 Gorman's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1354; Foster's, p. 1356; Morgan's, p. 1357; Holland's, p. 1358; Sutton's, p. 1363; Simonton's, p. 1:361; Toombs's, pp. 1355– 1356. Keitt and Edmundson, in order to avoid the charge that an indignity to the Senate was intended, and to maintain the point that that body had no jurisdiction, made formal denials that they knew beforehand of the time and place when the assault was to be male. （Brooks also testified to the same effect, May 23, Globe, p. 1312; Brooks's letter, p. 1347; Emundson's testimony, p. 1362; Keitt's remarks, May 23, p. 1292; Keitt's speech, July 16, App. p. 838.) The-e denials were evasive. the two accessories were, according to the testimony and their own confessions, waiting about within supporting distance to see what Brooks did (Edmundson's testimony, Globe, p 136; 3); and they admitted their purpose to prevent any interference. （Holland's testimony, Globe, pp. 1358, 1359; Emundson's speech, July 14, App. p. 1015.) Emundson, according to his own testimony, talked a few moments before with Senator Johnson of Arkansas about the propriety of Brooks's calling on [assaulting] Sumner in the Senate. (Globe, p. 1362.) Keitt is stated to have been seen with a pistol behind him. Giddings's ‘History of the Rebellion,’ p. 394.
4 House committee's Report, Congressional Globe, p. 1348; Dr. Perry's testimony, p. 1364; Davis's, p. 1365; pearce's, p. 1355. Penningtton, in his speech, July 10, described the material of the cane as ‘of vulcanized india-rubber,—a composition of which about three fourths are one of the heaviest of minerals.’
6 According to Edmundson, Brooks was to give Sumner an opportunity for explanation, or ‘ample apology,’ as he called it; but his plan was changed in this respect. Edmundson's testimony, Congressional Globe. p. 1362; Edmundson's speech, July 14.
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