Death of Brooks acknowledged, in Congress

February 6, 1857

Here is recognition of the eulogies of Brooks, in the Senate, and the House. Rep. Savage, of Tennessee, is quoted as saying, in part, “Brutus stabbed Caesar in the Capitol; and whatever may be thought of the deed, the world has ever since approved and applauded the act. So shall the scene in the Senate chamber carry the name of the deceased to all future generations, long to be remembered after all are forgotten, and when these walls shall have crumbled into ruin….”