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Lot 105

(Sumner, Charles). Five Autograph Letters Signed by John A. Dix, Wendell Phillips, Charles Francis Adams, George Boutwell (Grant's Secretary of the Treasury) and W.E. Forster (an English cabinet member), all written in 1874 regarding Senator Charles Sumner, who died that year. 9 pages total, all Fine. Sumner is best known for being attacked on the Senate floor by Representative Preston Brooks of South Carolina after Sumner's "Crime Against Kansas" speech. Sumner never fully recovered.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.


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