Threats to Senator Sumner

Expulsion of Senator Sumner   “The Southern fanatics in the Senate, being worsted in every collision with the scholarlike and gentlmanly Sumner, are said to be plotting his expulsion from that body. His offence is saying what any decent man would say, that he would not lend a helping hand in the recapture of a trembling fugitive….. A few weeks ago, the proposition was made publicly to assassinate Mr. Sumner; failing in that, they propose now to expel him.”  — Penn. Register   (Liberator, July 28, 1854, pg 2)