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ear approach of the dawn of another day. Mr. Sumner gave many of his superb dinners where delicapreservation the many occasions when, around Mr. Sumner's table, the most distinguished and culturedation of the historic houses once the homes of Sumner, Reverdy Johnson, and Hon. James A. Harlan, whal and Mrs. Butler, to have had the honor of Mr. Sumner's escort to the table, and shall ever recallll about what we had to eat. So charming was Mr. Sumner in conversation that the three hours we sat During his stay he was entertained by Charles Sumner and many other distinguished people, enjoybout the city at night with Captain Kelly, Charles Sumner, and Mr. Stanton. He was the guest of Sirthan there were then. Among the senators were Sumner, Wade, Chandler, Morton, Fessenden, Conkling, shed men of the nation. In the Senate Hamlin, Sumner, Conkling, Fenton, Fessenden, Frelinghuysen, Btion of what guests they desired to invite. Mr. Sumner's dinners, as I have already said, were famo[2 more...]
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1872 Logan's services to Grant in Congress Hostility of Sumner and Schurz the credit Mobilier scandal entertainment of t Cincinnati, in June, 1872. The imbroglio between Charles Sumner and President Grant was especially bitter. Mr. SumnerMr. Sumner was one of the most learned men in the Senate. He was commanding in his personal appearance-tall and straight as an arrow.Whigs and Abolitionists. A person once told Grant that Sumner did not believe in the Bible. Grant replied: That is because he did not write it himself. Sumner had been elected to the Senate four times, first succeeding Daniel Webster, and hadt should have arisen. It was apparent to observers that Mr. Sumner's influence and powers were waning. He had brooded overful mental and physical vigor. Carl Schurz supported Mr. Sumner in his attacks upon President Grant and the administratiesident Wilson. As an outcome of the savage attacks of Sumner and Schurz on General Grant and the leaders of the regular