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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
dent of Georgetown College, Ky., wrote, Aug. 30:β€” I cannot restrain myself from offering you my humble but most hearty thanks for your late Fourth of July oration. Familiar as I am with the subject, every page interested me as though it was all new. So lucid, so calm, so startling, so unquestionable, it must work mightily in this grand reformation. I praise God for raising up such champions. May you live many years to lift your voice for Peace! Mrs. Lydia Maria Child wrote, March 3, 1846:β€” How I did thank you for your noble and eloquent attack upon the absurd barbarism of war! It was worth living for to have done that, if you never do any thing more. But the soul that could do that will do more. Rev. Theodore Parker wrote, Aug. 17, 1845, from West Roxbury, his first letter to Sumner,β€”the beginning of their friendship:β€” I hope you will excuse one so nearly a stranger to you as myself for addressing you this note; but I cannot forbear writing. I have just r