Trumbull, however, asserts that it was he who suggested the topic to Pope.
You remember how we used to joke about poor Mr. Trumbull's dog.
The Trumbull family was the most illustrious in the state, embracing three governors and other distinguished men.
More than this, is it true that what Trumbull did can have any effect on what Douglas did?
There was a sharp passage-at-arms between Trumbull and Sumner, which made a breach between them for a considerable time.
Trumbull has not said it was not; Trumbull has himself said that it was so stricken out.
This goes through the same channel to the care of Mr. Trumbull.
Trumbull says it was not in the bill when it went to the committee.
On the second vote, Lincoln had 43 and Trumbull 6, and there were no other changes.
But, while I am dealing with this question, let us see what Trumbull's other evidence is.