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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
Reinecke Fuchs, with Luther and Albert Durer, and then with Goethe and Schiller. I should like to see it a plural unit. Such a people—so numerous, so educated, so strong if united—must make a powerful and irresistible nation. If I were a German I should strive for this unity; therefore I enter into your solicitudes. But where does it all tend? Will unity be accomplished? And, still further, will it be a true, liberal, and just unity, not the compression of superior force? Again, November 2:— I enjoyed last evening the inauguration of our new organ Placed in the Music Hall, Boston, but several years later removed. from Germany, not inferior in size, and it is said superior in tone, to any in the world. As I looked at its vast proportions, observed its massive columns of sound, and then again its smaller pipes, and then listened to the swelling, pealing melody which filled the immense hall, I said to myself, That organ is the image of Germany as it ought to be, with <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
ke in certain towns in Massachusetts, and also in Hartford and New London, Conn., where Mr. Winthrop made an address for McClellan, and in Newark, N. J.; but he declined calls from other States. The spirit and tone of his speeches in the autumn are indicated in these extracts from his letters to F. W. Ballard:— October 25: If I speak, it will be to put the cause of liberty for our country and all mankind in a new light, so that the pettifoggers and compromisers shall be silenced. November 2:I had last night [at New London] the largest audience known here of voters—ladies excluded to make room. My aim is to exhibit the grandeur and dignity of our cause, and to lift people to their duties. November 9: I am indignant at the possible loss of New York State. It is because of the craven politics there, where intriguers and compromisers bear sway. November 17, from Philadelphia: The indications of an early organization of a Native American party to neutralize the Irish Roman
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)
lwaukee. The appointments which he filled were as follows: Pontiac, Mich., October 7; Grand Rapids, October 8; Lansing, October 9; Detroit, October 10; Ann Arbor, October 11; Battle Creek, October 12: Milwaukee, Wis., October 14; Ripon, October 15; Janesville, October 16; Belvidere, Ill.. October 17; Rockford, October 18; Dubuque, la., October 19; Bloomington, Il., October 21; Peoria, October 22: Galesburg, October 25; Chicago, October 29; St. Louis, Mo., November 1; Jacksonville, Ill., November 2; Quincy, November 4. Aurora, November 5; La Porte, Ind., November 6: Toledo, O., November 7. A severe cold, accompanied with hoarseness and exhaustion, obliged him to give up his engagements in Iowa (except at Dubuque), and to rest a few days in Chicago. At Dubuque his welcome was from Hon. William B. Allison, then a member of the House, and since for a long period a senator, who made the arrangements for the lecture at that place. During the day of his last appointment, at Elkhart, a s
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)
ds, that strength will go on until all Europe is republican as America is to-day. He defined republicanism not as a mere name, but as government which rests on the consent of the governed, and establishes equal rights for all. Boston Times, November 2; Boston Commonwealth, November 8; New York Tribune, November 4. As to Sumner's early and constant faith in the progress of the liberal cause in Europe, see ante, vol. III. p. 36, and Personal Recollections of Charles Sumner, by the Marquis deews is better than medicine. I am at a loss to understand how that wretch Arthur Orton finds a witness or a shilling. His place is the penitentiary, quick step. Is not the case clear as day? But what a reprobate! To Mrs. George Grote, November 2, on the occasion of the publication of her Personal Life of her husband:— Your most interesting volume, which arrived at the end of the summer, besides its grateful souvenir of your kindness, has made me live again in pleasant scenes of the