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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)
subtlety. It was difficult for either side to find out from his language exactly what was in his mind, and how far he proposed to go. The New York Tribune, February 4, took issue with Seward, and found a parallel to his course in Webster's Seventh of March speech. The New York Independent, February 7, contains S. H. Gay's cres and the border slave States, including Tennessee and North Carolina, called at the instance of the Legislature of Virginia, was in session at Washington from February 4 to February 27. Ex-President John Tyler, who well represented its spirit, was its president, and Salmon P. Chase led the non-compromisers on the floor. The majhe election of Abraham Lincoln; and he gave as the best apology for the petitioners their ignorance of the character of the propositions. The Boston Courier, February 4, said that it was a libel on Massachusetts for Sumner to say that her people did not approve the Crittenden Compromise. Two things only, he maintained, were al
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
pposition and cold shoulderism) the acknowledgment of the independence of Hayti and Liberia, prevented a long time by the pro-slavery interest, which feared the recognition of States made up of negroes or founded by insurgent slaves. He moved promptly the reference of so much of the President's message as concerned the subject to his committee, and had the papers produced from the files of the Senate. After opposition in the committee, which he was finally able to overcome, he reported, February 4, a bill authorizing the diplomatic representation of our government to those republics, and spoke at length in its favor,—describing the two countries, their history and productions, and maintained their title to recognition. Works, vol. VI. pp. 445-473. Sumner was instructed on Haytian affairs by Benjamin C. Clark, a Boston merchant, consul of Hayti at that port, who died in 1863. The senator received many letters from him during this session. The senator's hearty satisfaction with
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
e criticism of being too partial to Mr. Seward's department. May 16 and 17, 1866, Congressional Globe, pp. 2622, 2623, 2645, 2646; June 30; July 23; Globe, pp. 3504, 4029, 4030, 4143, 4146, 4176, 4178, 4180. He received the formal thanks of the clerks of the state department for the increase of their salaries, which he had promoted. His interest in the details of the business of the department and his co-operation with its had appear in the debates of the next Congress. Jan. 30 and 31; Feb. 4, 7, 8, 9; March 9; June 2, 22, 23, 1868; Globe, pp. 846. 878, 951, 952, 960, 964, 1026-1029, 1749-1758, 2772, 3355, 3356, 3360, 3389-3391. The circumstance is worthy of note, as showing Sumner's fairness in dealing with public officers with whom he was not in political sympathy. He advocated a new building for the state department, since erected. May, 3, Congressional Globe, p. 2355. He paid a deserved tribute to Mr. Hunter, who had served in the department for more than thirty years, an
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
had excellent advisers in Atkinson and Endicott, both experts in finance, and distinguished for disinterested patriotism. It was a characteristic of Sumner, that on subjects on which he did not claim to be a specialist he knew by instinct whom it was safe to follow. He wrote to Mr. Bright, Mr. Bright had written to Sumner, in behalf of a relative who had invested in United States bonds, as to the probable effect of the agitation in favor of paying them in depreciated paper currency. February 4:— I wish I could answer your inquiry directly and without explanation. Evidently the idea of paying the five-twenties in greenbacks has made an impression, especially at the West, destined to predominate in the approaching Presidential election. I say this of the West, and not of the idea, for I trust that this will never predominate. But I do not disguise my anxieties at times. And yet, as I reflect upon the question and confer with my associates, I am encouraged to believe that
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)
hings. The Russian minister said to me: Make him rest,—he must. No man in Washington can fill his place,— 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 betwe
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)
o my knowledge indorsed it. It is deader than the Legislature itself. I have yet to see the very first man or woman who speaks a word in its favor. Depend upon it, the heart of the old Commonwealth is sound and generous, and turns towards thee with its old love and gratitude. She has learned to value pure-handed public servants. Dear friend of many years, be assured and hopeful! All is safe! Thy future is secure! God bless thee, and have thee ever in his holy keeping! And again, February 4:— I hope thee will not make an effort to speak this term. The country is coming all right as to thy flag resolution. The pitiful folly of our late Legislature is already repented of. Believe me, thee never stood higher with the best people of this State of all parties than now. Amidst the miserable muddle of the Credit Mobilier, it is something to be proud of that the smell of fire has not been upon thy garments. To Mrs. John T. Sargent, who invited him to be a guest, Sumner w