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Sumner vs. Brooks Silver Goblet, ca. 1856

Sumner vs. Brooks Silver Goblet, ca. 1856

This engraved silver goblet was a gift to South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks from his home district for caning anti-slavery Senator Charles Sumner from Massachusetts. He was regarded as a hero in the South for his actions.

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