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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
tious s and unscrupulous, and abounding in inordinate self-esteem, pride of opinion, and cormorant appetite for office. See Atlas in 1848 for February 10; June 19, 22; July 3, 8, 11; August 14, 15, 17, 19, 31; September 5. 7, 13; October 31; November 2, 11, 13, 20, 21; December 14. The same paper, Sept. 6. 1849. applied to Mr. Chase, afterwards chief-justice, the epithet of Joseph Surface. In the issues of October 12, 13, 16, and November 2. Sumner was accused of attempting to mislead theNovember 2. Sumner was accused of attempting to mislead the people in holding the Whigs responsible for not resisting the admission of Texas as a slave State. To this charge he replied in a letter,—Atlas, October 16; Advertiser, October 18. The Advertiser, while refraining from the coarse epithets of the Atlas, gave to its arguments against the new party a personal direction at Sumner and Adams,—September 21, 27; October 3, 13, 17, 28, 30. It belittled the slavery question, treated the alleged slave-power as fictitious, and denied that the slaveholdi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
we need a captain whose moral power has not been weakened by participation in the preliminaries of the campaign, who has not suffered himself to be debauched by the local politics of the last twelve months. You are such a man; and with you now actively in the field until the election, our cause and our candidates will surely triumph. Late in the canvass Sumner spoke at nine important places,— first at Fall River, where his audience was two thousand; the next evening at New Bedford; and November 2 at Faneuil Hall. Other places where he spoke were Springfield, Worcester, Fitchburg, Lynn, Lowell, and Salem. At Springfield The Boston Telegraph, October 29, gives extracts from newspapers showing Sumner's success at New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester. The local paper at Lowell gave a similar description. he spoke in the largest hall of the city, which was crowded to its full capacity, with several hundred seeking admission without avail. The Springfield Republican, hitherto
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
the lead, arranged that it should be without military display, but civil, dignified, and elevated in character. Professor Huntington's letter, October 10, to Sumner. Sumner arrived from New York at Longfellow's, in Cambridge, Sunday morning, November 2. He arrived by the Fall River line at Harrison Square in Dorchester, and drove through Roxbury and Brookline to Cambridge. On Monday he was driven to the house of Amos A. Lawrence in Brookline. The morning papers expressed the tenderness , making recovery less steady and more difficult. After his arrival in Boston he remained four months at home, with many visits to Longfellow at Cambridge, taking systematic exercise and avoiding excitement. Longfellow wrote in his diary, November 2: Sumner arrived just as we were sitting down to breakfast; he looks well in the face, but is feeble, and walks with an uncertain step. November 14: Sumner is getting on very well; he takes a pretty long trot on horseback every forenoon, and a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
ce the death of her husband in 1863. November 1. Sunday. This forenoon drove to the beautiful parish church of Penkridge, where in the chancel were beautiful monuments; curious sermon; after lunch went with Lord Hatherton to see his farm, which is in remarkable order; saw his Hereford cattle, also his draining; after dinner, at the close of the evening, the domestics (some twenty-five or thirty) and family assembled in the dining-room, where Lady H. read prayers and a short sermon. November 2. Day misty and rainy; forenoon in the house; after lunch went with Lady H. and a company of ladies to visit the jail at Stafford, which is in excellent condition, and under the direction of a governor who was formerly a major in the army, and all also had the English recommendations of old family; he evidently had a talent for the lace. In Stafford visited the large parish church, also another church, now being restored; saw Isaac Walton's house; in the evening the governor of the jail ca