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4 June 9. The ‘Courier,’ April 24, stated an incident, without disapproval, where a person refused to buy at a shop on hearing the tradesman rejoice at Sumner's election as senator. See references to the ‘Advertiser's’ and ‘Courier's’ articles in Palfrey's ‘Five Years Progress of the Slave Power.’ In the Constitutional Convention, June 23, 1853, Hillard upbraided Dana for ‘striking at the hand that feeds us,’ which provoked the latter's reply: ‘The hand that feeds us! The hand that feeds us! Sir, no hand feeds me that has any right to control my opinions.’ This passage between Hillard and Dana was often referred to at the time. Adams's ‘Biography’ of Dana, vol. i. pp. 237, 238.
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