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Preston Brooks dies suddenly in Washington, D.C.


Preston Brooks, the South Carolina congressman notorious for his attack on Charles Sumner in the U.S. Senate chamber nine months before, dies suddenly of respiratory disease in Washington D.C. (By John Osborne)

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The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 352-353.


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