SUMNER, Charles. 18282



Envelope front only, signed ‘C.Sumner’ upper right, addressed by him to “General Miller, Consul of Her Britannic Majesty, Sandwitch Islands, via San Francisco, Calif.” About 3 x 4 inches, trimmed. Contemporary annotation on verso, dated Honolulu, 1856. Charles Sumner (1811 –1874), 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.