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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
l at Port-au-Prince, William S. Thayer, consul in Egypt; and Anson Burlingame, minister to China. His influence secured a place on the Sanitary Commission for Dr. Samuel G. Howe; but though exerted from the beginning, it failed to make him minister to Greece,—a country with which Dr. Howe was identified in his youth. Sumner, as was his habit, lingered at Washington after the close of the session; and he was still there April 13 (the day Fort Sumter was surrendered), and even later, on the 15th, when the President issued his proclamation calling for seventy-five thousand troops. He left the capital on the 18th, and stopped in Baltimore, taking a room at Barnum's Hotel. His presence in the city becoming known, a riotous crowd gathered in search of him; and the proprietor insisted that he should leave at once, as his longer stay would be perilous to his property as well as to the guest. The latter, however, claiming his rights as a traveller, was conducted to a secluded chamber, no
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
nce had gone in, to ascertain for him what his relations with the senator were, and how he would be received. Sumner answered Patterson that—Should the secretary come to my house he would be received as an old friend, and at any time I should be at his service for consultation on public business; but I could not conceal my deep sense of personal wrong received from him absolutely without reason or excuse. Patterson communicated the answer to Fish, and the latter called on the senator on the 15th. There was a frank interchange of views on the pending question, but the conversation was confined exclusively to public business. Sumner did not fail to deny positively the statement, when coming from any responsible quater, that he had declined to hold any intercourse, official or otherwise, with Mr. Fish. William Whiting of Boston, former solicitor of the war department, having repeated the statement as he had heard it from others, and being called to account by the senator, admitted