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2 Soule, when in Boston the next summer, mentioned Sumner with great respect and regard. （Henry Wilson's letter to Sumner, June 23, 1852.) He wrote to his brother George, April 12, 1852: ‘In the debate on intervention, Soule made a brilliant speech. He is the most polished speaker and gentleman of the Senate. Though representing extreme Southern sentiments, he is much my friend.’
3 Sir John Crampton (1805-1886). He was British Minister from 1852 to 1856, when President Pierce broke off diplomatic relations with him on account of his violation of the neutrality laws. His connection with the Legation at Washington in a subordinate capacity began in 1845.
4 Ante, vol. II. pp. 153, 256, 260.
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