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Elias Nason, The Life and Times of Charles Sumner: His Boyhood, Education and Public Career., Chapter
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Section
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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874., Iv. (search)
Iv. In the first address he delivered on a plan of action with a view to the ultimate abolition of slavery, he said, in Faneuil Hall, Nov. 4th, 1845: The time has passed when this can be opposed on constitutional grounds. It will not be questioned by any competent authority that Congress may, by express legislation, abolish slavery, first, in the District of Columbia; second, in the Territories, if there should be any; third, that it may abolish the slave trade on the high seas betwee
uit new exigencies and new conditions of feeling.
The wise framers of this instrument did not treat the country as a Chinese foot, never to grow after its infancy, but anticipated the changes incident to its growth.
But it was not until November 4, 1845, that he took his final position on the subject; and this he did in addressing a mass-meeting in Faneuil Hall, against the annexation of Texas.
In the opening of that speech, to every sentence of which the future was to impart strange signi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter
: early professional life.— 8 , to September, 1834 .—Age, December, 1837 23- 26. (search)
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter
: the city Oration,— 28 .—Age July 4, 1845 34. (search)
the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—