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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1852
|Charles Sumner to T. P. Chandler regarding the Senate
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)
|Chandler, T. P.
|Writes about speaking in the Senate: "Had I made that speech, I would have taken a vacation of a week or more. Now I wait the Civil Appropriation Bill, when I shall move an Amendment, that nothing be paid [to] the execution of the Fug. Sl. Bill, but that the same be repealed. On this I shall speak [in] a night." Marked Senate Chamber. Addressed to [T.] P. Chandler. Circa date inferred from content.
|Congress Law Fugitive Slave Act Government and Civics Runaway Slave Slavery African American History Abolition Reform Movement
|Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Chandler, T. P. (fl. 1852)
|Law; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Possibly written to Theophilus Parsons Chandler, a correspondent of Sumner's who was active in the Republican Party of Brookline, Massachusetts during the 1850s/1860s. Sumner's first attempt to repeal the Fugitive Slave Law occurred in 1852. At various times through the 1850s and early 1860s, Sumner attempted to move his repeal as an amendment to the appropriation bill (Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and Letters of Charles Sumner Vol. IV, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1893).
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859