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1 This passage. at Butler's request, was suppressed or modified in the Congressional Globe. It was severely condemned by the Northern press. New York Times, January 31; New York Herald, January 31 and February 2; New York Tribune, January 30; New York Evening Post, January 30, 31: New York Independent, February 5. James Buchanan, President-elect, who had arrived in Washington, took pains of his own motion to attend the funeral. although his presence had not been arranged for in the official programme. (J. S. Pike in the New York Tribune, February 2.) Brooks had been his partisan in the election of 1856, and Buchanan had been an apologist for the assault. （Wilson's History, vol. II. p. 490: Sumner's Works, vol. IV. p. 276.) Wilson was indignant that Savage's insult was not instantly repelled in the house; and he intended to brand it as ‘cowardly’ in the Senate if he could get an opportunity. The weakness of De Witt of Massachusetts. who accepted service on the committee of arrangements for the funeral; of Campbell, in taking part in the eulogies, and referring to Brooks's regard for the honor of his State; and of hale, in Moving an adjournment of the Senate out of respect to Brooks's memory.—were all offensive to Wilson. Letter to Sumner, Jan. 29, 1857.
2 Boston Traveller, February 2.
3 This spot was visited March 26, 1890. by the writer,—perhaps the only, or at least the first, Northern man who has ever stood there. Francis W. Pickens. who was governor of South Carolina at the time of the assault on Fort Sumter, is buried in the same cemetery. A fuller account of the visit was printed in the New York Christian Union, July 24, 1890. Keitt, Brooks's confederate and eulogist, lies buried in an unmarked grave at Old Tabernacle, near St. Matthews, Orangeburgh County, S. C. Edmundson is still living (1892) in Virginia.
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