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1 The ‘National Intelligencer,’ July 9. condemned the sentence as inadequate. Two clergymen of the city, Dr. Pine and Dr. Sunderland, condemned the assault. Aiken, a colleague of Brooks, was one of Dr. Pine's hearers.
3 The absence of members at the national conventions had delayed the consideration of the report.
4 Giddings in his speech disposed effectually of the point that there was no law or rule as a basis of the proposed action, by citing the former proceedings against John Quincy Adams and himself by a slaveholding majority, without pretence of support in any law or rule.
5 New York Evening Post. July 12.
8 Congressional Globe, App. p. 734. Clingman declared that what Sumner said two years before of the Southern people ‘merited chastisement,’ showing that his criticisms of Butler were not regarded as the important matter Savage altogether ignored what Sumner had said of Butler, treating his charges against the Southern people as the real offence.
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