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1 Dec. 30, 1847; Jan. 3, 27, 29, Feb. 3, March 17, 1848.
2 Boston Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1848. Sumner had been of service, two years before, in composing a difficulty between Mr. Curtis and W. W. Story, a relative, for which B. R. Curtis wrote Sumner, May 24, 1846, thanking him “for disinterested, judicious, and kind exertions in this unhappy affair.”
4 Feb. 21 and May 8, 1850. “Addresses and speeches,” vol. i. pp. 630-647, 654-692. Wilson considered this “a new policy and new departure.” ( “Rise and Fall of the Slave power,” vol. II. p. 230.) See Theodore Parker on “The Slave power in America,” May 29, 1850. Parker's Works, vol. v. (Trubner's ed.) pp. 123, 124. Winthrop was criticised by Root, Dec. 3, 1849, and by Cleveland, April 19, 1850.
5 Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. pp. 686-688. The unsoundness of this view has been often shown. Von Hoist, vol. III. p. 480; Sumner's Speech on the Nebraska Bill, Feb. 21, 1854; Works, vol. III. p. 294; J. E. Cairnes on “The Slave power.”
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