Article Title

Public Approval of Mr. Brooks.

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Newspaper Title

South Carolinian

Publication Date

5-27-1856

Publication Place

Columbia,South Carolina

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Democratic

Region

slave state

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Meetings of approval and sanction will be held, not only in Mr. Brooks' district, but throughout the State at large, and a general and hearty response of approval will re-echo the words, "Welldone," from Washington to the Rio Grande.

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Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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We were not mistaken in asserting, on Saturdaylast, that the Hon. Preston S. Brooks had notonly the approval, but the hearty congratulationsof the people of South Carolina for hissummary chastisement of the abolitionistSumner.

Immediately upon the reception of the newson Saturday last, a most enthusiastic meetingwas convened in the town of Newberry, at whichGen. Williams, the Intendant, presided. Complimentary resolutions were introduced by Gen.A. C. Garlington, and ardent speeches made byhim, Col. S. Fair, Maj. Henry Sumner, and others. The meeting voted him a handsome gold-headedcane, which we saw yesterday, on its wayto Washington, entrusted to the care of Hon. B. Simpson. At Anderson, the same evening, ameeting was called, and complimentary resolutionsadopted. We heard one of Carolina's truestand most honored matrons from Mr. Brooks' districtsend a message to him by Maj. Simpson, saying"that the ladies of the South would send himhickory sticks, with which to chastise Abolitionistsand Red Republicans whenever he wantedthem."

Here in Columbia, a handsome sum, headedby the Governor of the State, has been subscribed,for the purpose of presenting Mr. Brookswith a splendid silver pitcher, goblet and stick,which will be conveyed to him in a few days bythe hands of gentlemen delegated for that purpose. In Charleston similar testimonials havebeen ordered by the friends of Mr. Brooks.

And, to add the crowning glory to the goodwork, the slaves of Columbia have already ahandsome subscription, and will present anappropriate token of their regard to him who hasmade the first practical issue for theirpreservation and protection in their rights andenjoyments as the happiest laborers on the face of theglobe.

Meetings of approval and sanction will be held,not only in Mr. Brooks' district, but throughoutthe State at large, and a general and heartyresponse of approval will re-echo the words, "Welldone," from Washington to the Rio Grande.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Not proofed.

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Public Approval of Mr. Brooks.

Meetings of approval and sanction will be held, not only in Mr. Brooks' district, but throughout the State at large, and a general and hearty response of approval will re-echo the words, "Welldone," from Washington to the Rio Grande.