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roved by Mr. Lincoln July 11; and thus, by treaty with England, that inhuman traffic was at last prohibited. In his anxiety for the suppression of the rebellion, and the upraising of the slave, Mr. Sumner spoke with great vigor in the Senate, May 19, urging the confiscation of rebel property, and emancipation, as in accordance with the rights of sovereignty and of war. He also again spoke with much force on the same subject, June 27, when he said in respect to liberation, The language of Chatham is not misapplied when I call it the master-feather of the eagle's wing. His last speech (July 16) previous to the close of the session, was in accordance with his whole course from the opening of the war,--that the slaves must be set free, and employed for the suppression of the rebellion; and in a letter to the Republican State Committee, dated Boston, Sept. 9, he said, Banks also symbolized the idea, when, overtaking the little slave-girl on her way to freedom, he lifted her upon the na