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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 320 320 Browse Search
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) 206 206 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 68 68 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 46 46 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 34 34 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 32 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1 22 22 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies 21 21 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 20 20 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 18 18 Browse Search
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is given in his Life by J. P. Kennedy. who had been taught that there was nothing good in Yankees, and the Englishman, Dickens's American Notes. The best description of the literary life of Boston at this period, given by any foreign visitor, is by John G. Kohl, a German, in his paper entitled The American Athens, contributed to Bentley's Miscellany, and reprinted in Littell's Living Age, Jan. 18, 1862, and H. T. Tuckerman's America and her Commentators, pp. 311-318. His visit was made in 1857. who was filled with equal prejudice against all Americans, were alike charmed as soon as they crossed its threshold; and both bore cordial tribute to the hospitality, heartiness, and refinement which they found wherever they went. The houses were rich in the appointments already noted. Host and hostess presided with dignity and grace; and the young women, distinguished by intelligence, style, winsomeness, and often beauty, could play well their part in any society in the world. Foremost
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)
racter, with unimportant modifications, was reported by a committee of conference. The committee, equally divided between the parties and the sections, consisted on the part of the Senate of Hunter, Douglas, and Seward, and on the part of the House of Campbell of Ohio, Letcher of Virginia, and DeWitt of Massachusetts. There was no contest on its adoption, there being only eight votes against it; and Sumner's vote not being necessary, he was not present when the bill, known as the tariff of 1857, passed March 2. Theodore Parker wrote, Feb. 27, 1857— God be thanked you are in your place once more! There has not been an antislavery speech made in the Congress, unless by Giddings, since you were carried out of it,—not one. Now that you bear yourself back again, I hope to hear a blast on that old war trumpet which shall make the North ring and the South tremble. Sumner wrote to Parker, March 1:— I have sat in my seat only on one day. After a short time the torment to<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. Sumner's journey from New York to Paris was by the same route which he traversed by sailing vessel and stage-coach nineteen years before. The condition of his health during the voyage is described in the New York Tribune, April 11, 13. Reaching Paris by way of Havre and Rouen, March 23, he found there American and English friends to welcome him,—among the former T. G. Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Emerthe forest and plantations of Inverary with the duke and duchess; dinner at eight o'clock. October 23. Planted two trees,—an oak and pine; The duchess wrote, April 29, 1863: I have been looking at your trees and thinking of our happy time in 1857. She wrote again, July 23, 1863: Your trees are flourishing, and bring back what seems yesterday, but is nearly six years ago. after lunch crossed with family to the other side of the loch, where were the children of the duke and duchess. O
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
as been in seeing Mrs. Jameson, whose conversation is clear, instructive, and most friendly, and in the Brownings; all of these have been full of kindness for me, and I like them all very much. In August he passed a day with the Grotes at St. Germain. Among French friends who came to him or communicated their interest were Auguste Carlier, He died in 1890, aged 87; author of La Republique Americaine. États Unis, and of different works on the United States, where he lived in the years 1855-1857. the Comte and Comtesse de Circourt, and Laboulaye. The last-named desired to know about Channing,—a topic always grateful to Sumner. Madame Mohl was his companion in a call at Rueil on M. and Madame Turgenev. Turgenev and his book. La Russie et les Busses, are mentioned in Sumner's speech on The Barbarism of Slavery, June 4, 1860; Works, vol. v. pp. 103, 104. He listened to a lecture on Schelling Printed in Memoires de l'academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, vol. XI. p. 33.
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)
under the so—called English bill, had been rejected by the people, notwithstanding the inducements offered in it for an accepting vote; the Territory was now waiting for admission as a free State under a constitution duly formed and approved by the people, still kept out by a pro-slavery majority in the Senate; Admitted in January, 1861, on the withdrawal of senators from seceding States. Douglas had rent in twain the Democratic party by his stand for popular sovereignty in the session of 1857-1858, against the Lecompton constitution when it was submitted to Congress,—doing, from whatever motives, the one good service to his country which marks his public career, and paying the penalty in his removal from his place at the head of the committee on territories and his rejection by the pro-slavery party as a candidate for the Presidency; Minnesota and Oregon had been added to the sisterhood of States, forever destroying the balance between freedom and slavery in the Senate; the memora