Our readers will find an account of the whipping
which Mr. Brooks of South Carolina gave Mr.
Sumner, of Massachusetts, in another place. We
regret very much that Mr. Brooks had not selected
some other place than the Senate Chamber in
which to inflict that chastisement. We are well
aware that the enemies of Republican institutions
will seize upon this as a strong argument against
our government and people. For Mr. Sumner
we have not the least sympathy. When he
delivered that compound of vulgarity, abuse and
falsehood called a speech, he knew that he violated
all the laws of decency, and deserved a severe
corporeal castigation, but he relied upon his position
as a Senator to protect him.
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