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1 Von Hoist, vol. III. p. 558; Giddings's ‘History of the Rebellion,’ pp. 327-332; Horace Mann's ‘Life,’ pp. 303, 324. Some Whigs, like Rockwell and Mann, both of Massachusetts, who had Free Soil sympathies, were in doubt on the Texas boundary question, and gave conflicting votes. （Giddings's ‘History of the Rebellion,’ p. 328; Mann's ‘Life,’ pp, 316-329.) Mann, who was well disposed towards Winthrop, thought he should have been more aggressive at this time against the Southern party. Writing September 15, he said: ‘They [the South] have never yet been properly answered. If some such man as Sumner were in the seat, he would turn the tables upon them.’ Mann's ‘Life,’ p. 330.
3 Boston Advertiser, Nov. 2, 1852. Letter signed ‘R. C. W.’ Curtis's ‘Life of Webster,’ vol. II. p. 465 note. The letter to Mr. Haven there printed makes it probable that Mr. Webster indicated to Governor Briggs a preference for Mr. Winthrop as his successor.
4 Emancipator and Republican, August 1 and 29.
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