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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
als, make no mention of Mr. Adams, and he was equally reserved in conversation. Adams was in a few weeks on his way to England, there to render a diplomatic service to his country second to no other in our history, or second only to that of Franklin. Nothing, except one or two formal notes, passed during his absence between him and Sumner, although during the same period the latter's correspondence with the friends of the United States in England was voluminous. After Mr. Adams's return in 1868, they met if at all only casually, neither calling on the other. Mutual respect, however, continued, and each refrained from all public criticism of the other. Both were members of the Saturday Club in the years 1870-1873, and probably met at its monthly dinners; but it is not remembered that they conversed together at these reunion. Both were with the club April 27, 1861, and Oct. 27, 1873. Longfellow's Life, vol. II. p. 365; Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. p. 360. Adams's letter
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
olution for giving to Great Britain notice for the termination of the Canadian reciprocity treaty. His remarks in favor of the notice took into account chiefly the derangement to our war system of taxes, resulting from the treaty, and looked to a revision and suspension of the relation of reciprocity with Canada rather than to its final terminations Letter to Mr. Bright, March 13 (in manuscript). Sumner supported earnestly a system of reciprocity with the Sandwich Islands, and received in 1868 a formal note of thanks from the king for his constant exertions in its behalf. The resolution passed by a large majority, and the notice was given. Dec. 21, 1864, Jan. 11 and 12, 1865; Works, vol. IX. pp. 178-191. The treaty expired March 17, 1866; and though the subject has been kept alive by discussion, no new one has been made. He also reported and advocated a resolution adopting and ratifying a notice already given by the President for terminating the treaty of 1817, by which the nav
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
ease of their salaries, which he had promoted. His interest in the details of the business of the department and his co-operation with its had appear in the debates of the next Congress. Jan. 30 and 31; Feb. 4, 7, 8, 9; March 9; June 2, 22, 23, 1868; Globe, pp. 846. 878, 951, 952, 960, 964, 1026-1029, 1749-1758, 2772, 3355, 3356, 3360, 3389-3391. The circumstance is worthy of note, as showing Sumner's fairness in dealing with public officers with whom he was not in political sympathy. He advies against centralization, consolidation, and imperialism. The autumn elections resulted in an entire defeat of the President and in the return of a large Republican majority altogether opposed to his policy. This was the Congress which, in 1868, attempted the impeachment of the President. Meantime, during the summer and autumn public opinion in favor of suffrage for the negroes had advanced greatly, its progress in that direction being promoted by the alarming condition of the South.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
rage in all the States, whether ever engaged in the rebellion or not; In the Senate, July 12, 1867; Works, vol. XI. pp. 409-413. Dec. 11, 1867; March 9 and 20. 1868: Congressional Globe, pp. 123, 1742, 1743, 2007. Letters, Sept. 8, 1867, and Oct. 3, 1868; Works, vol. XII. pp. 184. 515, 516. and he desired also the election oagainst the acquisition. April 1, 8, 10, 11. The New York Independent, April 18, opposed the purchase. The opposite opinions were brought out in the debate in 1868 in the House, on the bill appropriating the purchase-money. Sumner reported the bill in the Senate, and was chairman of the committee of conference on a differencgeneral in New York, and later Danish minister at washington, came to the country at this time to press the treaty, and remained in Washington during the winter of 1868-1869, covering the last of Johnson's and the first month of Grant's Administration. Raasloff, to whom Sumner seems to have been personally attracted, was allowed
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ington.—retaliation again.—a New York senator.—impeachment of the President.—sacredness of the public debt.—resumption of specie payments.—the national election of 1868.—fourth election to the senate.—the fifteenth amendment.—the senator's works. 1867-1869. As Sumner left for Washington in November, 1867, he bade a final adieu td the government of an officer who had destroyed the public peace, and had brought the country to the verge of civil war. If the time had been 1861-1865 instead of 1868, this view would have prevailed. No nation would, in a struggle for life, have spared a President on the fine points which upon the record secured the acquittal. s nomination by them, notwithstanding the disadvantage to which they had been put by the impeachment proceedings, insured their success in the national election of 1868. The only hope of the Democrats was in presenting a candidate of undoubted loyalty in the Civil War,—which at one time was thought likely in the pers
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
e in the event of President Johnson's impeachment being effected; (4) That Sumner came tardily in 1868 to the support of the Republican nominations. (Badean's Grant in Peace, pp. 210, 211.) Another fher writer is responsible is that Sumner expected to be the Republican candidate for President in 1868, and expressed surprise that his name was passed by. The Cabinet, made up as it was, underwent fry quarter, and it was very agreeable to Mr. Fish. Motley, returning from Europe in the summer of 1868, made an address in the campaign, which with brilliant rhetoric maintained the Republican cause, er period. Reverdy Johnson while a senator was nominated by President Johnson in the summer of 1868, during the pendency of the national election, minister to England, and was unanimously confirmedbans raid; his defeat of the attempt in 1866 to scale down the neutrality acts; his opposition in 1868 to the retaliation bill; and his constant suppression of Mr. Chandler's bills and resolutions aim
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
to trade on her fortunes or misfortunes. After all, it was not safe to stake much on the disinterestedness of either. In 1868 Baez took his turn as chief of the republic, succeeding this time as before by revolution; while Cabral, who had been disl circumstances, whatever form it might assume, be in fact nothing else than a conquest. While Baez was out of power (1866-1868), he came to Washington seeking intervention against Cabral, who was then president by a popular vote. Seward referred him to Sumner, who gave him no countenance. In the winter of 1868-1869 he sent to Washington a confidential envoy (Louis Paul Argenard), and also an American resident of the island (J. W. Fabens). They plied members of Congress by personal solicitatiThis is seen in the unanimous disfavor which the St. Thomas treaty, negotiated by Mr. Seward, encountered in the Senate in 1868-1869, and the resolution of the House, Nov. 25, 1867, against such purchases; as also in the action of the last-named body
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
as condemned in Harper's Weekly, Feb. 11 and April 15, 1871. the waters of a weak power, he said, were as sacred as those of France or England. He found a parallel to the proposed scheme and the spirit with which it was pressed in the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and in the Lecompton constitution by which it was sought to subjugate Kansas to slavery. He likened the President's attempt to interfere with the committee on foreign relations to Buchanan's insistence on Douglas's removal in 1868 from the committee on territories in order to carry the Lecompton constitution, and he referred to the menace of personal assault filling the air. He called on Colfax, the Vice-President, to counsel the President to shun all approach to the example of Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Andrew Johnson. At the end he insisted on the title of the colored race to the island,—theirs by right of possession, by their sweat and blood mingling with the soil, by tropical position, by its burning sun
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
e hand and the partisans of the Administration on the other. Our government had on hand in 1865 a large amount of materials of war,—some unserviceable by reason of new inventions, and others superfluous in time of peace. The statutes of 1825 and 1868 authorized the sale of arms, ammunition, and stores which were damaged or otherwise unsuitable, and the war department extended these terms to cover arms which were in excess of the needs of a peace establishment. The Secretary of War (Belknap) pf approval of his conservative decision on finance. He made also one serious mistake in bringing Stanton (not now living) to the stand as a witness against Grant, adding also that when he inquired of Stanton why he had not borne this testimony in 1868, the latter replied that while in his speeches in the canvass of that year he defended the party, he omitted personal praise of the candidate. It turned out, however, on recurring to the newspapers of that year, that Stanton had in fact commended
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
had come back. He said himself that he had not been so well for three or four years. To his physician he wrote, September 5: My general health is excellent. I have a sense of health, and a certain elasticity. During August and till late in September he was at his rooms in the Coolidge House, or at Nahant with Longfellow or George Abbot James. In Mrs. James, daughter of John E. Lodge, he took an almost paternal interest. A room in the house was called the Senator's when it was built in 1868: and from that time he was usually a guest in the summer. Mr. James wrote in January, 1890: It made and still makes our summer a different thing,—missing him! We loved him dearly, and he knew it. His relations with my wife were almost paternal. He was the greatest man I have ever known, and one of the most lovable, with all his peculiarities. While at the sea-shore he received a call from Mr. Wilson, their first meeting since the latter's stroke of paralysis. He made calls in the city on
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