of his ancestors, intense egoism being the characteristic of his appearance, and selfishness that of his action; Palfrey was a Judas; Sumner, a transcendental lawyer.
Adams, Sumner, and Palfrey were styled The Mutual Admiration Society, or Charles Sumner & Co., with their headquarters on Court Street; and they were held up to public odium 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 mislead the people in holding the Whigs responsible for not resisting the admission of Texas as a slave State.
To this charge he replied in a letter,—Atlas, Oct