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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ess, often with the assertion of special merit and hardship and an appeal to good nature rather than to sober judgment. Sumner, treating the question, as was his habit, under the light of history and international law, insisted that such petitions should be entertained with caution, and only upon some well-defined principle,—maintaining, with a citation of the authorities, that under the rules of public law the appeal could be made, not to any legal right, but only to favor and charity. Jan. 12 and 15, 1869 (Works, vol. XIII. pp. 10-31). He spoke briefly on the same question July 14, 1870 (Congressional Globe, pp. 5552, 5564, 5566), and April 8, 1872 (Globe, p. 2252). There was a spirited debate in the Senate on the question whether Massachusetts, having already in 1859 received the principal, was entitled to the interest on her advances to the United States in 1812 in the war with Great Britain. The claim was historically connected with Governor Strong's refusal to comply w
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)
lar 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 solicitation, and distributed freely a pamphlet which they had prepared. The result appeared in Banks's resolution for a protectorate over Hayti and San Domingo, which after debate was laid on the table by a large majority. Jan. 12 and 13, 1869. Congressional Globe, pp. 317, 333. A few weeks later Banks and Orth attempted without success to bring forward for debate a resolution for annexing San Domingo. Feb. 1 and 8, 1869. Congressional Globe, pp. 769, 972. Public opinion in the United States was at this time averse to tropical extension, and to the acquisition of islands occupied by a population alien to our own, who could be governed only by methods unknown to the American system. This is seen in the unani
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 18 (search)
good offices to assist the treaty, suggested that the foreign relations committee invite his (Fox's) opinion, and said: This course seems to me the only one which enables me to satisfy my friend, General Raasloff, that I have attempted to aid him in the most unpleasant position in which Mr. Seward's diplomacy has placed him. I can see that there is no possibility of success for him, and that the rejection is fatal to his future in his own country. Raasloff himself, writing to Mr. Sumner, Jan. 12, 1869, and referring to the effect of the rejection on his own career, speaks of himself as having been more than anybody else (Mr. Seward, of course, excepted) instrumental in bringing such a calamity and humiliation upon my country. The parenthesis, which is his own, is significant. The writer of the Episode insinuates that prejudice against Seward as well as Johnson accounts for the want of welcome which awaited the St. Thomas treaty in the Senate. It is unnecessary to resort to this t