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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
. Blair, in letters to Sumner, September 24 and November 28, while maintaining at length his public criticisms, avowed his personal friendliness. Mr. Lincoln's comments on the opposite views of Sumner and Blair are given in his Life, by Nicolay and Hay, vol. IX. p. 336. Peace was as—yet so far in the distance that the question had not become a practical one; but Sumner always thought it wise to break ground early, and prepare the public mind for an approaching issue. Two years later (Feb. 8. 1864) he called by resolutions for irreversible guaranties and a constitutional prohibition of slavery in loyal as well as disloyal States. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 75-79. The step he took at this time stimulated conservative antagonism to him in his own State, which took shape in the autumn. He wrote to Lieber, March 29:— I was penetrated with joy when I found that it was only the left arm that your brave boy had lost. Only! But this is a great loss; and yet last evening at a restaur
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
f the District. This ended the contest, and from that time all the cars on street railways in the District were as free to one race as to the other. Sumner had in 1862 secured the competency of colored persons as witnesses in the District of Columbia, but failed then to prevent their exclusion in other national tribunals, which, according to the practice, followed in the States the local laws, then excluding in the former slave States the testimony of such persons. He now introduced, Feb. 8, 1864, a bill to prohibit the discrimination in all the courts of the United States, and later reported it from the committee on slavery and freedmen, with an elaborate argument in its favor, which reviewed the statutes and decisions of the slave States, noted the history of the exclusion of witnesses in other countries, and set forth the injustice and irrational character of a disability imposed on the ground of color. February 29, Works, vol. VIII. pp. 176-216. A few days before making th