of State, in his duty to his country, defended the treaty in the Senate in an able speech; and his name and that of Ashburton, the British representative, are associated on one of the most honorable pages in the history of diplomacy.
The history of the question and of its settlement is given in Webster's Works, Vol.
I. pp. cxxi-cxxix; Vol.
V. pp. 78-150; Vol.
VI. pp. 270-290.
Sumner's article was well received in this country.
It was reprinted in full in the Boston Courier,
June 4, 1839.
The article was also reprinted in the Globe, where it was ascribed to General Cass. where it was commended as a clear and able statement of the American view.
A correspondent of the Advertiser,
May 28. writing with the signature of Senescens, said:—
The article is written by our townsman, Mr. Charles Sumner, whose name makes any particular commendation superfluous. . . . It is a learned, perspicuous, and satisfactory view of the subject, presenting the American argument to th
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