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1 By June 4 he had received a dozen live-oak canes. New York Evening Post, June 5. Goblets and canes were presented to him at ‘Ninety-six,’ oct. 3, 1856.
3 Professor Felton, in two letters to Sumner, written Nov. 8 and 10, 1860, represented that Southern opinion, even in South Carolina, did not really approve Brooks's act, and that the support openly given to him was on the surface, with no heart in it. He gave Memminger of South Carolina and Hamilton Fish as authority for his statements. There may be some truth in them. but they have not been authenticated by any contemporaneous written evidence. Reverdy Johnson, it should be mentioned to his credit, promptly sent a message, through George Sumner, of ‘kindest remembrance’ to the senator, asking for an immediate answer as to his condition, and expressing ‘the highest regard for him as a friend, though differing with him on the exciting question of the day.’
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