Below will be found a telegraphic sketch of the
proceedings of both Houses of Congress consequent
upon the beating of Mr. Sumner, by Mr.Brooks,
a representative from South Carolina. Mr. Sumner
was exceedingly virulent, venomous, offensive, and
insulting in his speech; but the Senate Chamber,
although that body had adjourned, was no place
for such an exhibition, on the part of Mr. Brooks.
He could have sought and easily found Mr. Sumner
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