1857 Brooks, Preston

January 30, 1857 “Sudden visitation – Preston Brooks Dead! …He died a horrible death,  and suffered intensely — endeavoring to tear his own throat open to get breath.  His personal…

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1857 Brooks, Preston

1856 Brooks, Preston

August 1, 1856 Writing from Washington, Brooks, tells of the vote to expel him, and here appeals to his constituents, for a return to Congress.  He includes two extracts from…

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1856 Brooks, Preston Sumner, Charles

1856 Brooks, Preston Sumner, Charles

1856 Brooks, Preston

July 4, 1856 Here is a letter to Brooks, conveying from its admiring signers, the gift of a golden cane, “in consequence of your recent chastisement of the Senator from…

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1856 Brooks, Preston

1856 Brooks, Preston Sumner, Charles

June 6, 1856 Two articles from the Charleston Mercury, describe public meetings held in Bamberg and in Bishopville, in response to the caning. Here is some of what they record.…

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1856 Brooks, Preston Sumner, Charles

May 30, 1856 Sumner’s speech, The Crime Against Kansas, is printed here, with numerous articles about the caning incident. Among the articles is one about a Faneuil Hall gathering at…

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1856 Brooks, Preston Sumner, Charles