Lot 385: American politician (1811–1874) and Massachusetts senator best known as a radical Republican and a staunch opponent of slavery. In 1856, Sumner was severely beaten in the Senate chamber by South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks. Ink signature, "Equality in Rights is the first of Rights, Charles Sumner, Senate Chamber, 20th Feb. '66," on an off-white 4 x 2.25 lightly-lined clipped slip. Affixed to the reverse is an ink signature of William Cullen Bryant, dated March 20, 1866. Both are affixed to a same-size sheet. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and show-through from adhesive remnants.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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