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Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Charles Sumner, (A Senator of Massachusetts,) Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives, Forty-third Congress, First Session.

Washington Government Printing Office: 1874.

A record of the official commemorations of the life of the great abolitionist Senator from Massachusetts, who was almost beaten to death on the floor of the Senate by another member in 1856 and never fully recovered. Includes a description of the funeral ceremonies in the Capitol, and the text of speeches by the Senate Chaplain, and addresses by a number of members of both the House and Senate.

Hardcover. 7.5"x11", 112 pages, engraved portrait frontispiece with tissue guard publisher's black pebbled cloth with gilt title and scrollwork light cover wear, frontis. with some foxing text pages with wide margins, bordered in black a little soil, but a nice copy.

Inventory #: 9600
Price: $ 45.00      

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