Henry Wilson elected to the Senate

It gives us great pleasure to chronicle the election of Hon. Henry Wilson, as United States Senator from Massachusetts, in the place of Edward Everett, resigned.  Though far from agreeing with Mr. Wilson in all his political ideas, and having no sympathy with his position in the ‘Know-Nothing’ ranks, we yet believe him to be an out-spoken and sincere Anti-Slavery man, one who will not sit dumb in the Senate when Massachusetts is insulted, or when the enemies of freedom are to be met.  In the circumstances, his election is to be viewed as an anti-slavery triumph.  —M

(Liberator, Feb. 2, 1855, pg 3)