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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
e night was weird, with Manchester still burning, and the flames visible from the boat, but Richmond lying in darkness. The next morning (Friday) the party returned to City Point, and (the President joining them) they went to Petersburg, going and returning by rail, and on Saturday visited the tent hospitals at City Point, where the President shook hands with five thousand sick and wounded soldiers, saying to Sumner that his arm was not tired. Works, vol. IX. p. 410; New York Tribune, April 11; Boston Journal, April 15. The correspondent of the Journal, April 10, probably obtained the details of his account from Sumner. Late that evening they left, the President with them, to return in the River Queen to Washington. The company was a small one; their meals were taken at one table, and they were thrown familiarly together. Breakfasting, lunching, and dining in one small family party, etc. Sumner to the Duchess of Argyll, April 24 (manuscript). Conversation flowed freely, and al
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)
most continuous session, with the view of checking the President and defeating his plans; but others did not see the necessity for the constant presence of Congress at the Capitol. March 23, 26, 28, and 29, 1867; Works, vol. XI. pp. 168-177. April 11 and 12; Ibid., pp. 352, 353. July 19; Ibid., pp. 420-425. November 26; Works, vol. XII. pp. 250– 252. He desired the Senate to remain so as to pass, with other measures, Boutwell's resolution to prevent the President removing district commandeissenting. The pendency of the treaty becoming known, the expediency of the purchase, though admitted by some intelligent persons, was questioned by the greater number. The New York Tribune took ground against the acquisition. April 1, 8, 10, 11. The New York Independent, April 18, opposed the purchase. The opposite opinions were brought out in the debate in 1868 in the House, on the bill appropriating the purchase-money. Sumner reported the bill in the Senate, and was chairman of the c
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
31, 1868, Works, vol. XII. pp. 282-317. Gerrit Smith published a friendly criticism on Sumner's view, thinking that his learning had misled him, and repeated his dissent also in a letter, April 21. 1868. Sumner made a reluctant protest against the decision of the chief-justice that he had the power to decide on interlocutory questions, in which he referred to their fellowship for long years, and acknowledged his old friend's fidelity and services. Sumner, in a letter to T. W. Higginson, April 11, repelled the charge of unworthy motives which had been imputed to the chief-justice, and declared his confidence that the latter would prove true to the principles he had supported through life. The idea of a practical repudiation of the public debt, which three years after the war amounted to twenty-five hundred millions of dollars, had seized on large masses of voters, especially in the Western States. The burden seemed heavy, heavier than it proved to be; it was a choice opportunit
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)
id not apply to San Domingo, which it was not proposed to admit as a State. In Senate, Dec. 20 and 21, 1870. Thurman, Congressional Globe, pp. 193, 250; Davis, Ibid., p. 195; Bayard, Ibid., p. 226. This idea of recurring to an act which had been repudiated as a precedent in the change of American opinion on the extension of slavery came from General Butler, who at the last session, when the approval of the treaty by the Senate seemed improbable, tried on nine different days April 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 20; May 12; June 1, 14. The New York Herald approved the method, April 8 and July 1, 1870. without success to introduce a joint resolution for the acquisition of San Domingo. Such a measure from such a quarter was no occasion of surprise, as its author was in full accord with the pro-slavery policy of the Democratic party at the time of the annexation of Texas, and had so recently as 1860 supported the nomination of Jefferson Davis and the candidacy of Breckinridge. During the reces