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Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) [One man power versus Congress]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.088.01 Author/Creator: Sumner, Charles (1811-1874) Place Written: [Boston, Massachusetts] Type: Autograph manuscript Date: circa 2 October 1866 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: An attack on President Andrew Johnson delivered at the Music Hall in Boston. Includes a draft of a letter to Johnson, 12 November 1865. Unknown assigned date. Transcript available.

People: Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: President Reconstruction, Congress, Impeachment, Politics

Sub Era: Reconstruction