July 25, 1856
“Massachusetts and South Carolina. — Our readers will appreciate the following sentiment, read at a Fourth of July celebration, at Healing Springs, S. C.:
Massachusetts – We have always beaten her in the debates of the Union.
We have whipped her in Kansas, and we have caned her in the Senate Hall.
Also, the subjoined:
The Hon. P. S. Brooks — May the cause of Southern Brooks ever flourish over the growth of Northern Free-Soil.”