Article Title

Sumner in his Seat.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Publication Date

6-10-1856

Publication Place

Cleveland,Ohio

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Democratic

Region

free state

Quote

We see that Senator Sumner is not only in his seat but is engaged in debate with Senator Douglas and others.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

We see that Senator Sumner is not only in his seat but is engaged in debate with Senator Douglas and others. Wonder if he was much hurt. It is now asserted that Brooks twitched him out of his chair on to the floor, and did not strike him afterwards. It has also been decided that as Senators are not to be called to account for words spoken in debate elsewhere than in the Senate the caning was strictly constitutional.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong

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ohpdsu560610a

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Sumner in his Seat.

We see that Senator Sumner is not only in his seat but is engaged in debate with Senator Douglas and others.