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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)
st monopoly ever known in the country, which long resisted the spirit of the age—the pretension of the State of New Jersey to levy exceptional tolls on passengers and freight passing through it, between New York and Philadelphia, which were not levied on passengers and freight passing from point to point within the State, June 9 and Dec. 5, 1862, Works, vol. VII. p. 121; Dec. 22, 1863, Congressional Globe, p. 76; April 25, 1864, Feb. 14, 18, 23, 24, and March 3, 1865, Globe, pp. 790. 889, 1008, 1009, 1059, 1064, 1339; May 29, 1866, Globe, p. 2870; Works, vol. IX. pp. 237-265; vol. x. pp. 469-471. Its legislature also invested one corporation with the exclusive power of maintaining a railway within the State between those two cities. This corporation pushed its pretension to the extent of denying the right of the United States to transport between those cities soldiers and military stores over other railways. The monopoly sheltered itself behind State rights; it had at its comma
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
ympathy with fellow-Americans in Cuba who were struggling for independence, June 23 and 24; Congressional Globe, pp. 4753, 4754, 4806. The House had rejected Banks's resoluions acknowledging the Cuban insurgents as belligerents, and passed a single resolution of remonstrance against the barbarous manner in which the war was being conducted. Sumner spoke briefly on the subject at other times in the session (Dec. 15. 1869, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 195-203; Feb. 3, 1870, Globe, pp. 1003, 1007, 1008). His resolutions were approved by the press (New York Evening Post, June 24; New York Herald, June 24 and 25; Harper's Weekly, July 9). They were in accord with the President's message. June 13 (Globe, p. 4400). Interviews with the senator on the Cuban question are reported in the New York Herald, May 7, 1869; New York Times, Jan. 10, 1870; New York World, Dec. 11, 1869. The last-named journal contains (Feb. 10, 1870) the senator's views given at length. Ante, pp. 401-403.—which, however,