Autograph Letter Signed

Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11

Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11

Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11    Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11

Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! CHARLES SUMNER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 3/11 - HFSID 32614. " Autograph Letter signed: "Charles Sumner, 1 page, 5x8.

Claflin", in full: "Thanks again, Dear Mr. When well enough I will place it beyond all question, giving? Reason & history, & array every civilized nation for it. The Emperor of Germany has just adopted it.

Elected under the banner of the Free Soil Party, he joined the Republican Party soon after its 1854 foundation. Sumner's fiery rhetoric against slavery and against what he believed to be slavery's domination of the US government so incited South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks that he brutally caned Sumner, who was sitting at his Senate desk, into unconsciousness (1856). Although bearing no year, the letter's reference to the Emperor of Germany dates it no earlier than January 1871, when the King of Prussia, William I, assumed that title. Sumner, a passionate reformer, was constantly being assailed on one issue or another.

In the 1870s, these included: his success in blocking President Grant's plan to annex Santo Domingo, which led Grant to secure Sumner's ouster as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee; and Sumner's break with the Republican Party in 1872, when he endorsed Democratic candidate Horace Greeley instead of supporting Grant's re-election. Neither of these issues would have much interested the German Emperor, however. The letter would reward further research. Adhesive residue (previous mounting) along left edge.

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Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11    Charles Sumner Autograph Letter Signed 3/11