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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1857
|Charles Sumner to Azariah Smith regarding travel plans to Washington D.C. and Europe
|22 February 1857
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
|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."
|Congress Health and Medical Government and Civics Travel Civil War Injury or Wound Abolition Reform Movement
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Smith, Azariah (fl. 1857)
|Health & Medicine; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859