The telegraphic despatches inform us that Col. BROOKS, of
South Carolina, gave Senator SUMNER, of Massachusetts, a genteel caning,
the other day, in Washington. We have no doubt that the Colonel
did it handsomely, and we hope it will be of service to the Honorable Senator,
in his future abolition frenzies. We suppose the provocation was the
speech which SUMNER made, in which
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