Boston: Wednesday 23rd Nov, 1859.
1p. pen and ink on paper. 'Have Hopes That I Shall See You'. Old folds, foxingbelow signature not affecting text, elee very good. Item #251152
A brief note by the fiery orator, abolitionist leader, and radical Republican Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner (1811-1874), written the year he returned to the Senate after being infamously caned by Representative Preston Brooks after days after Sumner delivered his incendiary “Crime Against Kansas “ speech. The note was penned from his home on Hancock Street, in the Beacon Hill section of Boston, to physician and noted social statician, Dr. Edward Jarvis, of Dorchester Massachusetts. Reading: “Dear Sir, have hopes that I shall see you: so do I too. When & where? Ever Sincerely yours, Charles Sumner”.