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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
t of the Whigs was due to the support of the Compromise and of Webster by the party in Boston, and its ambiguous position in other parts of the State. Emancipator and Republican, Boston Atlas, November 14 and 15. Dr. Bailey wrote to Sumner, November 27, You have whipped Webster. The Courier and Advertiser, which had insisted that the Fugitive Slave law was a part of Whig policy, had repelled Whig voters who would not acquiesce in its inhuman provisions. Webster during the summer was writingebuke of Webster and Winthrop; and a month later: There is a general expectation that you will be the successor of Mr. Winthrop in the Senate. Nothing will give the friends of freedom greater pleasure than to see you there. Dr. Bailey wrote, November 27: You certainly are the man who must take the place of the Expounder. Sumner vice Webster would be one of those rare good things which men are permitted to witness in a lifetime. John Jay wrote, December 6: I trust most sincerely you are to o
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
Concord, where he was Emerson's guest, and also at Providence and Lowell; and on each of these three occasions he was waited upon after his return from the hall by companies of Wide-Awakes, to whom he replied with counsels for moderation in victory, and also for firm resistance to menaces of disunion. Works, vol. v. pp. 344-347, 350-356. The lecture was repeated the same autumn at other places,—as Foxborough and Woonsocket, R. I., and New Haven, Conn. Leaving home for Washington November 27, Sumner stopped in New York to repeat his lecture at Cooper Institute, where, with Mr. Bryant in the chair, it was received with the same favor as his address in the summer at the same place. The passage which held up Lafayette as steadfast against compromise was greeted with nine cheers. Weed's Life, vol. II. p. 308. Near the end of December, during the recess of Congress, he repeated it in Philadelphlia. After accepting the invitation, he refused to appear in consequence of a ca