sea, Milford, Newburyport, Dorchester, Amherst, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Adams, Stockbridge, Chicopee, Springfield, Lynn, Salem, Brookline, Nantucket, Fall River, Taunton, Lowell, Fitchburg, Dedham, Canton, Worcester, and Cambridge. and on October 31 at Faneuil Hall.
The speech was not written out, and no report is preserved
He wrote a summary of points on a single sheet, which is preserved, and he had always with him an anonymous political pamphlet, much referred to at the time.
Entitdium as ambitious s and unscrupulous, and abounding in inordinate self-esteem, pride of opinion, and cormorant appetite for office.
See Atlas in 1848 for February 10; June 19, 22; July 3, 8, 11; August 14, 15, 17, 19, 31; September 5. 7, 13; October 31; November 2, 11, 13, 20, 21; December 14.
The same paper, Sept. 6. 1849.
applied to Mr. Chase, afterwards chief-justice, the epithet of Joseph Surface.
In the issues of October 12, 13, 16, and November 2.
Sumner was accused of attempting to
hteen times to audiences averaging at least twelve hundred.
He has advantages as an orator over any other public speaker in the State, and his speech on the Constitution is the ablest I have ever heard him deliver.
The Springfield Republican, October 31, noticed the address from a Whig standpoint.
It said that the Free Soilers had many orators, but only one Sumner. He treated in detail the changes proposed not only in a technical but a large way, drawing liberally on his resources as a studen the best, he defended the plan submitted by the convention as far better than the existing one; and this part; of his speech was thought to be the ablest argument from any quarter,—logical, convincing, and unassailable.
Boston Commonwealth, October 31; New Bedford Standard, November 5. His refined hearers were impressed with his elevation of thought and breadth of view, while all were charmed with his chaste diction, his evident candor and sincerity, and the ease with which he handled the po