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Collection Reference Number GLC02095.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1852 
Title Charles Sumner to T. P. Chandler regarding the Senate
Date ca. 1852
Author Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  
Recipient Chandler, T. P.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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 Bill, but that the same be repealed.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.
Subjects Congress  Law  Fugitive Slave Act  Government and Civics  Runaway Slave  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Reform Movement  
People Sumner, Charles (1811-1874)  Chandler, T. P. (fl. 1852)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Law; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859