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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)
the insistence of the House that they should, with a certain limitation, be included. He attempted an extension of the measure by requiring, where it had not before been required, a confirmation by the Senate in the appointment of a large class of officers; but though supported by a majority of the Republicans, his amendment was lost. January 15, 17, and 18 (Works, vol. XI. pp. 59-81); January 11 (Congressional Globe, p. 40. 5). Sumner made a similar effort to protect pension agents, January 14 (Globe, p. 432). In another debate he called attention to the use of patronage by the Secretary of the Treasury to promote the President's policy, Feb. 7, 1867 (Globe, p. 1051), and by the Secretary of the Navy, March 1, 1867 (Globe, pp. 1944-1948). He was opposed to repealing the Act at the close of Mr. Johnson's term, and so voted in caucus. Edmunds and Fessenden contested his proposition as involving too great a departure from the existing system, and putting too great a burden on the S
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
3394. A passage in Sumner's tribute to Thaddeus Stevens, Dec. 18. 1869. Works, vol. XIII. p. 5, is likely to refer to Conkling Sumner then went on to restate his positions. Conkling did not rise again, and Sumner was sustained on the contested point (not an important one) by a vote of twenty-two to fourteen. the incident is of some importance as bearing on later controversies. Another debate shows Conkling's favorite style, in which his treatment of Sumner was of the same kind. Jan. 14 and 17, Feb. 9, July 4, 1870. Congressional Globe, pp. 459, 506, 1143-1145, 5166. After his failure of election to the Senate, Conkling found that his bullying style did not avail him at the bar of New York city in contests with Joseph H. Choate and other leaders, and his manner sensibly changed for the better. From other senators, like Anthony, Frelinghuysen, Sherman, and Dixon, though often or generally voting against him on measures which he had greatly at heart, Sumner received most f
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)
ssian minister said to me: Make him rest,β€”he must. No man in Washington can fill his place,β€” no man, no man. We foreigners all know he is honest. We do not think that of many. Notwithstanding the controversy in which he was engaged, Sumner kept up his interest in ordinary matters of legislation, and was never more active in the details of the business of his committee, which he was about to leave. As to committee or other work, see Congressional Globe for January 19; February 4, 7, 8, 14, 15 (pp. 592, 953, 1013, 1049, 1208-1211, 1253-1255). Among subjects which he treated in debate were the proposed removal of the remains of soldiers from the Arlington cemetery, Dec. 13, 1870 (Works, vol. XIV. pp. 86-88), which he opposed (for this effort Nast sent with his autograph to the senator his picture in Harper's Weekly, Jan. 14, 1871); transportation of supplies in national vessels to France and Germany for the relief of those who had been impoverished in the war between the two cou
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
hat your lifelong and noble service will ere long scatter, as the sun scatters darkness. Even should it please God to bring to an end now, or ere long, your career, you have achieved a success which might amply gratify an honorable ambition though it were far greater than yours. I hope that I do not intrude upon your private griefs by these lines, which I send hoping that they may assure you of the warm sympathy and affectionate respect of thousands as well as my own. Sumner replied, January 14:β€” Thanks, many thanks, dear Mr. Beecher, for your kind words! What I have done has always been at the mandate of conscience, and I could not have done otherwise. My hope has been to help mankind, and advance the reign of justice on earth; nor do I doubt that sooner or later this will be seen by many who now judge me unkindly. As for my health, I am hopeful. Once before I have recovered from these severe injuries. If I must succumb, so be it; I am content. God bless you! Ever s