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2 The following, being those not referred to elsewhere, are identified as Sumner's: ‘J. M. Clayton on the Mexican War,’ a criticism of that senator, who while condemning the war (it being offensive and not defensive) supported measures for its prosecution, Boston Courier, Jan. 6. 1847; ‘Guns and Plumes in a Christian Church,’ disapproving the wearing of military uniforms in the Old South Church on Election day, Boston ‘Chronotype,’ Jan. 14, 1847; ‘The Boston Atlas and Southern Influence,’ setting forth the pro-slavery tone of that journal, especially in its Washington correspondence, Boston ‘Whig,’ Jan. 5 and 19, 1817; ‘The Next Presidency,’ insisting on a candidate of well-defined antislavery position, ‘Courier,’ Jan. 22, 1847; D. P. King's speech in Congress, ‘Whig,’ March 16, 1847; Rev. George Putnam's sermon on the Mexican War, a criticism on the sermon which brought about a correspondence between the preacher and the critic, ending however in a good understanding, ‘Courier,’ May 8, 1847: ‘Thanks to General Taylor,’ denying the propriety of such a testimony to victories obtained in an unjust war, ‘Courier,’ April 17, 1847; ‘The Position of Massachusetts,’ viewed in the light of the division in the Whig party on the slavery question, and the importance of union against the Mexican War and against slavery, ‘Courier,’ May 13, 1847; ‘The Fourth of July,’ suggesting the antagonism between the Declaration of American Independence and American Slavery, ‘Courier,’ July 3, 1847; Rev. R. C. Waterston's sermon on ‘The true position of the Church in relation to the Age,’ a testimony to the preacher's humane and independent spirit. ‘Courier,’ Dec. 18, 1847; ‘Regular nominations,’ justifying the election of E. L. Keyes, an antislavery leader, as member of the Governor's Council, against the opposition of conservative Whigs, ‘Courier,’ Jan. 17, 1848; Palfrey's first speech in Congress as a treatment of the slavery question, the second article being a rejoinder to the ‘Atlas,’ ‘Courier,’ Feb. 1 and 15, 1848.
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