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Daguerreotype of Senator Sumner, 1855 ?? Charles Sumner
I have no personal griefs to utter; only a barbarous egotism could intrude these into this chamber. I have no personal wrongs to avenge; only a barbarous nature could attempt to wield that vengeance which belongs to the Lord.
Speech titled The Barbarism of Slavery on June 4, 1860. Referring to the brutal assault against him by a South Carolina Senator Brooks that took place on the Senate floor in 1856 which lead to a difficult recovery and a lengthy absence from the Senate.