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CHARLES SUMNER SIGNED CUT SIGNATURE, "Charles Sumner, Mass", 5.25 x 1.75, bold ink signature, by U.S. Civil War Senator, Anti-Slavery advocate, and authored 1866 Civil Rights Legislation. In fine condition.
Charles Sumner (1811-74) was an American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. As an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the anti-slavery forces in Massachusetts and a leader of the Radical Republicans in the U.S. Senate during the American Civil War. He authored the first Civil Rights legislation in 1866. He was nearly killed on the U.S. Senate floor after his anti-slavery speech 'The Crime Against Kansas' by South Carolina Senator Preston Brooks.