[Pointing Finger] We publish in a Supplement to this morning's TIMES the
speech recently made by Mr. Sumner in the Senate of the United States upon
the affairs of Kansas, -- together with the debate which followed between him and
Senators Cass, Douglas and Mason. Mr. Sumner's speech is one of
the ablest ever made in the body of which he is a useful and honorable member.
It presents the whole case of Kansas, especially so far as it is connected with
the action of the Federal Government, more clearly and strongly than has been done
in any other document. Its tone is sharp and controversial; -- and
Mr. S. certainly does not shrink from speaking
of those, in the Senate and elsewhere, who have urged opposite sentiments and
advised or defended the acts of the Pro-Slavery propaganda in regard to Kansas,
in very decisive and emphatic terms. But he does not in any instance, --
except in his rejoinder to Mr. Douglas, -- transcend the limits of
Parliamentary propriety or afford any ground whatever for the imputations of personality
which have been so freely lavished upon him by the Pro-Slavery press.
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