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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)
Normal School, where others equally interested failed to meet his expectations in sharing the burden. 1 Ante, vol. II. p. 328. Sumner's Orations and Speeches, in two volumes, were published in November, 1850, by Messrs. W. D. Ticknor and Co., The publication was talked over with Longfellow a year before. Longfellow's Life, vol. II. p. 136. These volumes did not include his lecture on The Employment of Time. A third volume, entitled Recent Speeches and Addresses, was published in 1856, a second edition of which contained Sumner's speech on The Crime against Kansas. and were going through the press during the spring and summer of that year. He made very many changes and corrections, not only of the orations and speeches as originally printed separately, but in the different proofs. The changes in the proofs, even in the third, were so many that the publishers wrote him that they could not endure the expense, and that he must submit his copy complete in the first instance;
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
. George Allen, of Worcester, who consumed one hour in his first speech and two in another, comparing to some extent the two systems, but chiefly defending with friendly zeal Mr. Dwight; Bradford Sumner, a lawyer respectable in character, but moderate in professional attainments; J. Thomas Stevenson, who confessed that he knew nothing about prison discipline, and whose late participation in the debate was due only to his political antipathy to Sumner and Dr. Howe; and Francis C. Gray, 1796-1856. Mr. Gray was in his youth the private secretary of John Quincy Adams at the time of the latter's mission to Russia. His writings were miscellaneous, chiefly articles for reviews, and related to history, poetry, foreign literature, commerce, and science. He is spoken of by his surviving contemporaries as a person most remarkable for the variety and fulness of his knowledge; and his vigorous intellect easily digested his acquisitions. It was not for want of natural gifts or of liberal train
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
; but it must be remembered that the slavery agitation, like Christianity at its birth, was a sword which divided families and friends. The separation lasted till 1856, when Felton, at a public meeting in Cambridge called to condemn the assault on Sumner, referred to a long, intimate, and affectionate acquaintance with him, and sted, and that his own tastes lay elsewhere; that he preferred literature, and had thought of writing an historical work. The poet, in his ode To C. S. written in 1856, referred to that night-scene by the sea prophetical, and— Rejoiced to see thy actual life agree With the large future which I shaped for thee When, years ago, are badly beaten. The coalition has been sustained and its candidate. Mr. Winthrop was not again a candidate for office. He acted in 1852 with the Whigs; in 1856, 1860, and 1864 he opposed the Republicans, and then withdrew from political controversy. His old Free Soil adversaries had a kindly feeling towards him notwithst
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)
thern sentiments, he is much my friend. He had from the beginning and always most agreeable personal relations with the diplomatic corps, particularly with the British embassy. Sir John Crampton (1805-1886). He was British Minister from 1852 to 1856, when President Pierce broke off diplomatic relations with him on account of his violation of the neutrality laws. His connection with the Legation at Washington in a subordinate capacity began in 1845. His ability to speak French was in this resr movement for the revision of the Statutes. It is a work greatly wanted; but as it will not help anybody to be President, it will never be done. He renewed this proposition (reported as inexpedient) at almost every session,—as in 1853, 1854, 1856, 1860, 1861, 1862, and 1863,—till finally, when he moved it in 1866, it prevailed substantially in the form he had given to it. The work was executed by commissioners appointed by the President, and the Revised Statutes of the United States were e
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
of this meeting with resolution and good cheer, hoping that with Chase as the candidate the Free Soilers might affect the result in a sufficient number of States to insure the election of Scott. But he was not wise for once in observing political currents. Seward, disappointed at the rejection of his counsels, saw clearly that the Whigs, by defying the antislavery sentiment, had made their success impossible. He had, as Adams thought, been looking forward to the leadership of his party in 1856; but its present rout, rather than defeat, clouded his future in that direction. The Free Soil national convention at Pittsburg in August, of which Wilson was president, and Adams and Giddings were members, nominated John P. Hale for President, and George W. Julian for Vice-President. Adams on his way home wrote to Sumner, August 15, from Niagara Falls: My Pittsburg visit has done me good, by convincing me that the movement is more stern and earnest than ever, whilst it is growing more pr
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)
ified in the Senate his opposition, February 7. It does not appear that his convictions were then against it. He maintained cordial relations with its author during the whole controversy. Three days after the report was made Douglas gave a dinner, at which, as guests, he placed Everett on his right, and Dawson of Georgia, a Whig supporter of the measure, on his left. Another guest, General Wool, gave a toast to the two Whig senators as the Whig candidates for President and Vice-President in 1856. New York Tribune, Jan. 9, 1854. Mr. Everett appears for some weeks to have been uncertain as to what course he should take; and he sought from friends at home, who shared his confidence, information as to the light in which it [the bill] would be regarded in Massachusetts by the judicious part of the community. After noting in a letter of January 10 the action of the previous Congress, and the form in which the bill had been reported, he mentioned only as his objection to it that it woul
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
was its partisanship that on the morning after the election it counted triumphantly, using capitals, the aggregate vote of Know Nothings, Democrats, and Whigs as the majority against nullification,—thus treating the Republicans as nullifiers In 1856 this journal was unfriendly to the election of a Republican Speaker, and opposed the Republican party as sectional (July 24) till a short time before the election, when it announced its support of Fremont. Gillette, the antislavery senator froause free from pollution by it. . . . I have read your speech. It is a noble one, me judice; and what it failed to do in the recent canvass, it will do in the next. An intrigue for electing prematurely Sumner's successor by the Legislature of 1856, in which the Know Nothings had a majority, was started early that year; but it found favor with only a few persons, and was dropped. It was noted in the newspapers. Boston Advertiser, March 10, 1856, and Telegraph, March 15. the uniform pract
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)
Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. Congress met Dec. 3, 1855. The Republican senators now numbered nearly one fouered in a legislative body. The Missourians were reinforced in the spring of 1856 by recruits from the remote South, for which they had appealed,— notably by thosst, July 9. It became a Republican campaign document in the national election of 1856. It was translated into German and Welsh; and was reprinted in London in a volung Post, June 5. Goblets and canes were presented to him at Ninety-six, oct. 3, 1856. Mason, the senator, and Jefferson Davis, member of the Cabinet, wrote letters cstive under his forced disability, longing to enter on the political campaign of 1856, one of the most exciting in all our history. Friends interposed with grave ware New York Tribune, February 2.) Brooks had been his partisan in the election of 1856, and Buchanan had been an apologist for the assault. (Wilson's History, vol.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
ould have made me at this time master of ten thousand dollars. Important as this is to me at my time of life, I must renounce it for the sake of my health. He sailed from Liverpool in the Canada November 5, and arrived in Boston on the morning of the 21st. Among the passengers were Hillard, Sidney Howard Gay, and George Shea. Many friends called at once at 20 Hancock Street to welcome him home. He was in time to attend on the same day the funeral of Dr. Marshal S. Perry, his physician in 1856. He declined a serenade which was proposed for the evening, and a public dinner also proposed for a later date. He was present a few days after his arrival at a lecture in the Parker Fraternity course given by Carl Schurz, who had just come into prominence as a public speaker in the Eastern States. His presence drew out long and hearty cheers; and being persistently called for, he at length came forward, on the appeal of the chairman, and made a brief response, in which he paid a tribute t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
lavery,—the Democratic Administration losing the House of Representatives in the election of 1854, regaining it in that of 1856, and losing it again in that of 1858; Americanism and other issues of temporary and local interest were disappearing, and d and glorified by the final conflict between freedom and slavery. The Senate had greatly changed since Sumner left it in 1856, mostly in the retirement of Northern members who had voted for the repeal of the Missouri Compromise; but the change theran any one to command the support of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois,—States which they failed to carry in 1856. Their declaration of principles challenged the heresies of their adversaries by proclaiming freedom as the normal conditdent, June 5, thought that only prudence restrained the Southern party, as the speech was more severe than the one made in 1856. He notified Wilson of what had occurred, but he called upon no one to defend him, and took no part in the arrangements ma