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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)
at that time Republican statesmen had to withstand, and may help this generation to accord due honor to those who stood firm, and to deal charitably with those who wavered and temporized. The anxious question pressing on loyal people during the winter of 1860-1861 was how to secure a peaceful and orderly inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, and how during the critical interval to hold the border slave States, as well as Tennessee and North Carolina, from joining the Confederacy. Sumner wrote, January 9, to F. W. Bird, who had advised an appeal by the Republican members of Congress to the people, stating the dangers of the government:— In the logic of events violence must have reached the capital before February 1, had not the President and General Scott taken steps to counteract it. Ten days ago everything tended to that catastrophe; for two days I thought it inevitable; I am not sure now that it can be avoided. But a movement of troops from the North would be a hostile step which
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
ition. The bill became a law, notwithstanding the President's veto. Thus Sumner's stubborn resistance to discrimination on account of race or color in new States which had not taken part in the rebellion was at last successful. On the day (January 9) that the Nebraska bill passed the Senate, and immediately after, the same condition was inserted in the Colorado bill, and being recast for one bill was made to correspond in the other. The admission was carried in both Houses; but it was thought premature by some senators, and failed, after the President's veto, to obtain a two-thirds vote. The same day (January 9) that the Senate voted impartial suffrage as a fundamental condition in the admission of Nebraska and Colorado, it took up the House bill, which prohibited the denial of the elective franchise in the Territories on account of race or color. On the suggestion being made that it would be debated, Sumner said, Oh, no, I think not! Let us pass it through now. Let us cro
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)
of sixty-one Republicans and ten Democrats. In the House, the committee on foreign affairs (Mr. Banks, chairman) reported the resolution, which was taken up January 9 under a suspension of the rules, the Republicans having a two-thirds majority, and it passed on the 10th by a vote of one hundred and twenty-three to sixty-threegn relations. On the 27th Mr. Fish was before the committee to explain the business of his department. Sumner wrote afterwards Within a brief fortnight [before January 9] I had been in conference with him [Mr. Fish] at the state department, and had dined at his house, besides about the same time making a call there. They were meeting in this way in agreeable personal intercourse through the greater part of December, and so far as Sumner knew might have continued thus to meet up to January 9, when the President sent to the Senate the papers concerning Motley's recall. The reader who has followed this narrative will recall that up to this time, by the te