Two Views about Sumner

The classical Charles (Sumner) has surely gone nigger-mad.  He can’t even visit the grave of a friend without lugging a nigger along with him  — Providence Post

The chaste and beautiful eulogy which Mr. Sumner pronounced over the grave of his friend, the last gallant soldier and Senator Baker, is given on the first page of the Spy this morning.  The readers of it will not be at a loss how to characterize the assaults which are made upon him, of which the above from the Post is an example. – Worcester Spy, Dec. 16th

             (Liberator, Dec. 20, 1861, pg 3)