Visit of the Hon. Charles Sumner to Leeds

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    “Visit of the Hon. Charles Sumner to Leeds,” New York Times, 16 November 1857, p. 2.
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    Leeds Mercury
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    Visit of the Hon. Charles Sumner to Leeds.

    From the Leeds Mercury

    This distinguished member of the Senate of the United States, so well known for what he has done and suffered in the Anti-Slavery cause, passed through this town on the 30th on his way to Castle Howard. It will be remembered that after the murderous attack made upon him in the Senate by Mr. Brooks (since dead,) and which had well nigh proved fatal, he suffered most severely from the injury to the brain and spine, and he has in consequence been forbidden to engage in public labor form that time to present. He has this year spent several months in Europe, and we are happy to say that his health is very greatly restored, though he till suffers from irritation of the spine. He intends to sail for the United States on Saturday week, and to be in his place on the opening of Congress at Washington at the beginning of December. Mr. Sumner is thoroughly acquainted with English politics, and is well known to many of our leading statesmen. He has been visiting the Earl of Aberdeen at Haddo, the Duke of Argyll at Inverary Castle, and Lord Beoughham at Broughham Hall. He has also paid a visit to Miss Martineau, who is seriously ill at Ambleside. On Tuesday he visited Mr. W.E. Forster, at Wharfeside, and yesterday he passed through Leeds on his way to Castle Howard, to visit his old friend the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Mr. Sumner saw our new Town Hall, and thought it one of the finest modern buildings in England. From the great powers of this distinguished man, devoted to one of the noblest objects which can engage the mind of a statesman or a philanthropist, every friend of liberty will wish him full restoration to health and a long course of usefulness.
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