Article Title

Ruffianism in Congress.

Authors

Newspaper Title

Illinios State Journal

Publication Date

5-23-1856

Publication Place

Springfield,Illinois

Event Topic

Sumner Caning

Political Party

Republican

Region

free state

Quote

Can the north no longer raise her voice in the halls of Legislation, without being outraged and insulted?

Document Type

Article (Journal or Newsletter)

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We had last week an account of the outrageous murder of an Irishman named Keating, a waiter at Willard's hotel in Washington city, by a Democratic member of Congress from California Mr. Herbert.

To-day we have intelligence of an infamous and cowardly assault upon Senator Sumner, by Mr. Brooks of South Carolina for words spoken in debate. To what a pitch are matters coming in this free land? Can the north no longer raise her voice in the halls of Legislation, without being outraged and insulted? Congress owes it to itself to vindicate its dignity and punish such lawlessness.

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Entered by Lloyd Benson. Proofed by James Cash

Identifier

ilsjsu560523a

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Ruffianism in Congress.

Can the north no longer raise her voice in the halls of Legislation, without being outraged and insulted?