Letter from P. S. Brooks

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 New York papers, one which says the whole South now condemns his caning of Sumner, and the other, which asserts that if he is returned to Congress, “it will be solely and exclusively because his constituents desire thus to endorse and applaud his assault upon Mr. Sumner”.  Brooks is confident of his support.