Article Title

A Constitutional Caning.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Publication Date

6-11-1856

Publication Place

Cleveland,Ohio

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Democratic

Region

free state

Quote

Brooks declares that, as the constitution provides that no member of either House of Congress shall be held responsible for words spoken in debate, that it would have been to have caned Sumner anywhere else than the place designated by the Constitution.

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

Full Text Transcription

Brooks declares that, as the constitution provides that no member of either House of Congress shall be held responsible elsewhere for words spoken in debate, that it would have been unconstitutional to have caned Sumner anywhere else than the place designated by the Constitution. This may be said to be a South Carolina abstraction.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by Katie DeLong

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A Constitutional Caning.

Brooks declares that, as the constitution provides that no member of either House of Congress shall be held responsible for words spoken in debate, that it would have been to have caned Sumner anywhere else than the place designated by the Constitution.