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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
e course, sought by frightening the South to bring about a peaceful settlement of the Oregon question. Julian's Life of Giddings, pp. 185-189. Perhaps this accounts partly for the unanimity with which they have declared in favor of peace. Calhoun has won what Adams has lost; and I have been not a little pained to be obliged to withdraw my sympathies from the revered champion of freedom, and give them to the unhesitating advocate of slavery. Calhoun's course has been wise and able. In December, Texas, with a constitution establishing slavery and guarding against emancipation by extreme provisions, was admitted as a State without serious opposition. Massachusetts was, however, heard at the final stage, in brief but weighty words from Webster in the Senate, and in a speech from Julius Rockwell in the House, where the latter succeeded in getting the floor in spite of a resolute effort to suppress debate. In the session of the Massachusetts Legislature which followed shortly afte
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
; and the most outspoken and audacious among them threatened to dissolve the Union if the asserted right was denied by Congress. This defiant spirit grew in intensity to the end of the session. The Senate, as before, was a pro-slavery fortress; and the House was, as in previous sessions, unsteady,—members changing or withholding votes, with no final advantage on either side. The contest was renewed in the next Congress,—1849-1850. It began with the debate on the election of Speaker in December, and continued during the session which ended September 30, 1850. It passed beyond the question of the territories, and comprehended all the relations of slavery to the nation. It was marked by profound interest on both sides, and watched with deep anxiety by the country. Toombs, Stephens, Clingman, Jefferson Davis, and Foote read elaborate speeches at the beginning of the session, and, supported by the bolder spirits of the South, declared themselves ready for disunion in the event of l
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
n, May 11, 1852: Among the rank and file of the community—I mean the Whigs—there is a decided change of feeling towards you; and they look to your legislative future with a different feeling from that with which they followed you to your seat in December. R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote: I am glad you had an opportunity to make your speech on a subject of so great general interest, on which you are so well informed, and one disconnected with party issues. I am glad you were so short, and kept so closelses by pitching their ruffian assailants down the stairs. Ante, vol. i. p. 162. From the first Sumner showed in the Senate his independence of friendly pressure and popular currents, and his adherence to fixed principles. Kossuth arrived in December in Washington, where he was received by Congress and entertained at a banquet given by citizens in his honor,—the notable event of which was Webster's memorable speech. Sumner, though regretting that Kossuth had been ill-advised in his expectat<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
g America speech on Central American affairs, in which he went out of his way to pay court to Douglas,—a politician with opinions, manners, and tastes the opposite of his own,— speaking of him as one who was destined, without a superior, to impress his views of public policy on the American people, and to receive in return all the honors and trusts which they could bestow. It was noticeable with what amiable and complimentary phrases during this session, and at the beginning of the next in December, he spoke of all senators to whom he happened to refer. In the recess he was named in important Whig journals as the probable Whig candidate for the Presidency. He came again to the Senate in December, 1853, with hope and activity undiminished. He interposed in the Whig caucus, as already noticed, against his colleague being placed by the Whigs on any committee in the manner Chase had been assigned by the Democrats. On the fourth day of the session he paid a memorial tribute to the dece
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)
e constitution framed by that body the same month, at Topeka, was approved by a popular vote in December. The next month (January, 1856) the first election was held for State officers and members of n waylaying and marauding. They were still in camp when a new Congress met at the beginning of December. The President sent, Jan. 24, 1856, a special message to Congress on affairs in Kansas. It vacation of Congress in Europe. Finding himself unable to go to Washington at the beginning of December, he postponed taking his seat till January 1, and was at the later date still unable to go on. oming back at this session, so that it will be understood by all that you will not be here till December next? It was feared at the time that he might, from unwillingness to leave his seat vacant,Brooks's triumph was short-lived. He came to Washington at the opening of the next session, in December, but he was not there at its close. He made a speech early in the session, December 17, on the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
f this region! My blood boils at this outrage, and I long to denounce it again from my place. To C. F. Adams, June 2, from Paris:— I have often thought of what the good Dr. Bigelow said when he postponed my complete recovery till next December; and I have had gloomy hours thinking that perhaps it would not come then. But my feelings latterly, and particularly for the last few days, give me hope. After a busy month in Paris he made a tour of three weeks in the provinces, which inchis affection and his grief for his master. The whole visit moved me much. This beautiful genius seems to be drawing to its close. He died October 10 of the same year. In the evening dined with Mr. Munroe, the banker; Fellow-passenger in December. 1837. Ante, vol. i. p. 215. afterwards the Theatre Francais, to hear L'ami à la Campagne, a pleasant piece. March 30. Drove with Mr. and Mrs. George B. Emerson Mr. Emerson (1797-1881) was the widely known educator, Ante, vol. II. pp. 15
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
train. Now all is changed; I walk naturally and unconsciously. I sit down in a chair without thinking how I am to get up; and I get up without an effort or a pain. It is only when I walk a little fast that I am reminded of coming trouble on the chest, that the abnormal sensibility is not yet all gone. But this summer and autumn will do the business. Of course, I must make thorough work of my cure, and continue to stave off active labor that I may be in condition for my public duties in December. I shall not return until I can announce myself as recovered, without being obliged to make any reserves. He remained in Paris a month, meeting there Bemis, Motley, Bigelow, and Joseph Lyman, and seeing much of Theodore Parker, Mr. Parker spoke at the time most affectionately of Sumner, calling him the great, dear, noble soul. Weiss's Life of Parker, vol. II. p. 298; Frothingham's Life of Parker, p. 515. then an invalid, with whom he drove six hours the day after Parker's arrival
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)
ecture 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 caution from the managers to avoid the slavery question in the present excited state of the public mind but he reconsidered his refusal on the caution being withdrawn. (Works, vol. v. pp. 430-432.) A special police force was on hand to prevent disturbance. It was his first public appearance in that city, and nothing could exceed his welcome as expres