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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
duties as commissioner, he was publicly presented by the Governor of Georgia to the General Assembly. Shortly before his death, he is said to have been voted for as Governor of that State in the General Assembly, and to have failed of success by only a few votes. He maintained there an expensive style of living, keeping his horse and servant, and enjoying the best and most fashionable company. He became embarrassed by improvident loans to his friends at home and in the South. From 1784 to 1789, poverty and debt prevailed. In a letter from Savannah, of July 16, 1788, he says: There never was a man, under such fair prospects as I had three years ago, so dreadfully cut up. I have been robbed by almost every man I have put any confidence in. They have taken all. His last visit to Boston was in the summer of 1788. It was then observed that his health had been impaired by his southern residence. Early in September, 1789, having lately experienced a severe attack of a fever, from the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
e two first acquirements, because I think them very essential, and by far the most difficult for Charles to attain. These letters prove the writer's love of learning, which often descends with the blood. The patriotism and scholarly tastes of the soldier, who closed his books to enter his country's service at the first drum-beat of the Revolution, were to be the inheritance of his illustrious grandson. The boy remained at Phillips Academy till 1792, A medal which was awarded him in 1789 is preserved. studying Cheever's Latin Accidence, Nepos, Caesar, and Virgil. Late in life he visited Andover, and recalled those early days in a letter to Mrs. Abigail Stearns, the daughter of Rev. Mr. French:— I went to Andover a few weeks ago, to look at the places which I began to know, 28 August, 1787. That was the day, fifty-one years ago, when I first entered your father's house and became a student at Phillips Academy. How changed is every thing now! Fifty-one years ago Andover
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
abroad, seeing some of the thousand sights which constantly present themselves; but my first desire is to speak French. Jan. 23. Heard part of Jouffroy's lecture, but did not arrive in season to have a seat; and so lost an opportunity of listening with attention. Jan. 24. Went to the Sorbonne and the École de Droit; found the professors I intended to hear at the former place indisposed, so that their lectures were adjourned. At the latter place heard Demante Antoine Marie Demante, 1789 1856. He became, in 1819, a substitute suppleant) professor in the Ecole de Droit. In 1848, he served in the Constituent Assembly and in the Legislative Assembly. He wrote upon the Code Civil. on the Code Civil. He appeared to be about forty-five, with rather a low forehead and black hair. His manner was very hurried; so much so that I was able to apprehend very little that he said. From there, walked down the narrow streets that lead to the river, to the ancient structure of Notre Dame.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 12: Paris.—Society and the courts.—March to May, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
e sentence, having regard to the code); if it be Non coupable, the accused is discharged, the judge perhaps giving him some good moral advice. In the evening, heard Corneille's great production, Cinna, at the Odeon. April 5. At the Cour d'assises; also was at the exhibition of the Sourds-Muets,—the deaf and dumb. April 6. At the Cour d'assises; heard part of a rather complicated case for forgery. At three o'clock, went with Mr. Wilks (O. P.Q.) to visit David, Pierre Jean David, 1789-1856. His first great work was a statue of the Prince of Conde. He was an earnest Republican, and his genius delighted most in commemorating in busts and statues the benefactors of mankind,—as scholars, men of science, patriots, and liberal statesmen. Sumner wrote to Hillard, April 10, of his visit to David: I was presented to him as a Republican and an American, which at once opened his heart. the great sculptor, the author of the piece in front of the Pantheon, and of many of the statue