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Collection Reference Number GLC02095.05
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1857 
Title Charles Sumner to Azariah Smith regarding travel plans to Washington D.C. and Europe
Date 22 February 1857
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Recipient Smith, Azariah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanks him for his letter. Plans to leave for Washington, D.C., "simply to vote" presumably in Senate. After Washington, Sumner plans to travel to Europe "in search of that complete restoration which I have not yet found at home."
Subjects Congress  Health and Medical  Government and Civics  Travel  Civil War  Injury or Wound  Abolition  Reform Movement  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Smith, Azariah (fl. 1857)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Health & Medicine; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Congressman Preston Brooks brutally assaulted Sumner in 1856 after Sumner's Crime Against Kansas speech, alleging that Sumner had insulted his uncle. The injuries Sumner sustained in the attack rendered him unable to participate in Senate for three years, but Massachusetts held Sumner's seat for the duration of his absence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859