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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 86 86 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
appeared before lyceums in the winter of 1845– 1846, taking for his topic The Employment of Time. t your subject. One of the class graduating in 1846, who heard the address, George F. Hoar, wrote iattended by white children. During the years 1846-1850 Sumner contributed a large number of artic cultivating literature on narrow means, and in 1846 wrote to Mr. Bancroft, then Secretary of the Na Sumner's visits to John Quincy Adams in 1845-1846 brought him into relations with his son, Charle relations with society in Boston in the period 1846– 1850, as will be explained elsewhere, but his Agassiz came to this country in the autumn of 1846, bearing letters to Sumner from two English friits tone and opinions; and it became evident in 1846-1847 that the two friends, pursuing divergent pwhich he had not cared to recover; and later in 1846-1847, when shut out from homes where he had beeell as Sumner rejoiced at its peaceful issue in 1846. Professor Whewell, master of Trinity College, [4 more...]<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. During the period 1825-1850 there was an earnest contention in this country on prison discipline, between the partisans of the separate or Pennsylvania system—which enforceumner made ineffectual efforts at business meetings of the Society to have both reports printed with the annual report for 1846, but was defeated by the persistent opposition of the secretary and his friends. At the business meeting on the day preceommittee to consist of the other three members, with Charles Sumner as chairman. Dwight was absent during the summer of 1846, to attend the International Penitentiary Congress at Frankfort-on-the-Main; but his Boston antagonists, though not presenf congratulation on the high quality of his speech and his success in speaking in a foreign tongue. The discussions of 1846 and 1847, which had discredited the character of the managers for efficiency, fairness, and breadth of view, were a fatal <
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)
a public man, aside from the slavery question. They did not, after 1846, speak to each other until the autumn of 1861, when Sumner congratule protective tariff of 1842 and the passage of the revenue tariff of 1846. It was his evident purpose to keep the party in the line of its fo of Walpole, who as a member of the Legislature during the winter of 1846– 1847, often sought him for conference on questions concerning slaverer than the one who came to salute and cheer him on that morning in 1846. Sumner, after the convention, addressed a letter to Mr. Webster9 and 13, 1847. Webster's presence at the Whig State conventions in 1846 and 1847 is not mentioned by his biographer, G. T. Curtis, and his sd Adams's in Massachusetts, which was prolonged in the discussion of 1846-1848, is that they regarded him then, as they regarded Webster laterand other addresses. They met first at Springfield in the autumn of 1846, and again when Giddings followed as a mourner the remains of his ve
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
Von Holst, vol. III. pp. 287-289. Davis's long speech was certainly a ridiculous folly as well as a grave mistake. The struggle was renewed at the next session, 1846-1847, on appropriation bills providing the means for negotiating a treaty; but though the Proviso at different times passed the House, in which the Northern memberns's Life, by Johnston and Browne, pp. 228-230. The Boston Advertizer, July 22 and 29, 1848, and June 28, 1850, approved this measure. The debates in the years 1846-1848 in relation to the Oregon and Mexican territories brought the opponents and partisans of slavery into a closer and fiercer conflict than before. The latter,inciples involved, and with manufacturers personally interested in restoring the protective system as existing under the tariff of 1842, which had been repealed in 1846. These classes had no real interest in the slavery question, or treated it as only on a level with, or even subordinate to, material questions. In Massachusetts
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
mise, including the Fugitive Slave law, was a final and permanent settlement. April 5, 1852. The speech of Daniel Webster in the Senate, March 7, 1850, in favor of the Compromise measures, was a surprise to the people of Massachusetts. It was in conflict with the principles they had uniformly maintained, as well as with his general course as the representative of the State. See Sumner's letter to John Bigelow, May 22, 1850, post, p. 215. Still, Webster's efforts in Massachusetts in 1846 and 1847 to prevent slavery becoming the main political issue, and his lukewarm censures of the Mexican War, as well as his Creole letter of an earlier period, had already weakened Sumner's confidence in him. Longfellow was hardly surprised at the speech of March 7. He wrote in his journal, March 9, 1850: Yet what has there been in Webster's life to lead us to think that he would take any high moral ground on this slavery question? He was not, like Clay, the natural supporter of compromise.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
of further agitation against slavery. Capitalists were made to believe that the only hope of restoring the higher duties which had been reduced by the tariff of 1846 lay in submission to slaveholding demands. There were, indeed, honest fears with conservative minds of what the South might do in its madness; but material considlson's Rise and Fall of the Slave Power, vol. II. p. 433. Whittier, while as positive as other antislavery men against Winthrop's political course at this period, 1846– 1851, regarded him with great respect, and deeply regretted that he did not take his place with the antislavery party. There was no time when Wilson and Sumner wohis door on February 22, year after year, for his fellow-citizens to join with him in a filial tribute to Washington. Those who contended against him in the years 1846 to 1851, and have known him in his old age, regret only that he did not take his place with Adams, Sumner, and Wilson, and prolong a public career which promised t
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)
g in its enunciation of the local and sectional character of slavery, in this respect appealing to the convictions of people whose sentiments were patriotic and national, and giving a watchword which was adopted,—Freedom national, slavery sectional. It put in a clear light the want of any power in Congress to legislate on the subject, James C. Alvord, Sumner's teacher in the Law School, briefly argued against the existence of the power, in a report to the Massachusetts Senate in 1837. In 1846 Chase took the same view in an undelivered argument filed in the United States Supreme Court in the Van Zandt case, in which Seward was associated with him as counsel; and he made the same point in his speech in the Senate against the Compromise of 1850. Robert Rantoul, Jr., insisted on the want of power in Congress to legislate on the subject, in a speech at Lynn, April 3, 1851, and in Congress, June 11, 1852. As an original question this doctrine had the sanction of Webster in his Seventh
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)
e servant. The speech found generous approval with many who had been much opposed to Sumner's political course. Conservative Whigs expressed in letters their full satisfaction with its doctrines and spirit, and their confidence in him as the representative of the opinions and policy of Massachusetts, with the regret that Everett had failed to represent them in a critical hour. Among those who wrote their full approval was Linus Child, who had supported Winthrop in the Whig convention in 1846. Prescott wrote, I don't see but what all Boston has got round; in fact, we must call him [Sumner] the Massachusetts senator. George Livermore, of Cambridge, a merchant and a conservative Whig, wrote, May 4:— I asked an old Whig friend to-day (one who wondered last year that I could say a word in favor of Sumner when I thought you unreasonably assailed) if he had read your last speech on the Nebraska bill. Yes, said he, I have read it; and I wish every man in the country had read it.
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)
ed shortly to his lodgings, leaving directions to be called for any vote on the tariff bill. He came again at nine in the evening, and remained at the Capitol till two in the morning, voting several times on the bill, and saving it on two votes; One of Sumner's letters states that he saved it on three votes. but otherwise than on this bill he took no part in the proceedings. Sumner's sole object in going to Washington at this time was to aid in securing a modification of the tariff of 1846 by reducing the rates of duty on raw materials, particularly on wool, which Was strongly urged at the time by the manufacturers of New England,—a further purpose of the modification being to reduce the revenue of the government, then yielding a surplus above expenditures. Among merchants of Boston who by letters desired Sumner's presence in the Senate, so as to carry the bill, were John E. Lodge and V. B. Spooner. He as well as his colleague voted against Collamer's amendmet, which maintai
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
is rooms, of Boston and old friends. But Sumner found much that was enjoyable in his seclusion, and made friendships which lasted for life. His physician, Dr. A. Crouzet, to whom he was commended by Dr.. Brown-Sequard, conceived such an admiration for his patient that he refused compensation for his services, and twenty-five years after spoke with enthusiasm of him as aussi admirable au physique qua au morale. He was introduced also by letter to Charles Martins, 1806-1889; succeeded in 1846 to the chair of botany in the faculty of Montpellier; author of various papers and works on botany, natural history, and meteorology. His family was of German origin. In 1859 M. Martins and his son-in-law, Gerdon, were in Switzerland with theodore Parker when he was the guest of Desor, arid both became admirers of Mr. Parker. a distinguished naturalist, then director of the Jardin des Plantes. There was then living at Montpellier Captain J. R. Gordon, He died in 1863, at the age of seve