A Note from South Carolina, regarding Sumner Caning

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.”

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