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2 Mr. Curtis gave a part of the above in Harper's Monthly, June, 1874 ( “‘Editor's Easy Chair’” ), and the remainder in conversation with the writer. See also his sketch of Sumner in Appleton's ‘Cyclopaedia of American Biography.’ Longfellow, at whose house Sumner was the day after Brooks's death, wrote in his journal: ‘Sumner came out. His assailant Brooks has died suddenly at Washington. I do not think Sumner had any personal feeling against him. He looked upon him as a mere tool of the slaveholders, or, at all events, of the South Carolinians. It was their way of answering arguments.’
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