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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)
cond 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, March 13, 1874, to a Faneuil Hall meeting, contains an appreciative estimate of Sumner. If Adams had been the candidate in 1872 against General Grant, he would have been supported by Sumner with entire cordiality. In 1
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
ght the Senate ought to adjourn; and three days later (Globe, pp. 733, 734) he referred to Sumner's chronic difficult about adjournments. Similar pressure from Sumner, with similar resistance from other senators who recalled his uniform position on the suspension of business, will be found in the record of later sessions (June 25, 1864, Globe, p. 3263; July 2, 1864, Works, vol. IX. pp. 55-63; July 26, 1866, Globe, pp. 4166, 4167; Dec. 14, 1868, Globe, p. 68; Dec. 15, 1869; May 5, 6, and 20, 1870, Globe, pp. 137, 3239, 3274, 3277, 3658; Feb 15, 1871, Globe, p. 1262). Thurman's tribute, April 27, 1874 (Globe, p. 3400), referred to Sumner's high estimate of the effect of full discussion. His persistence in opposing a limitation of the session, even under the oppressive heat of the summer, brought him sometimes into collision with senators who, though not laggards, took a less exacting view of official duty, or who thought, sometimes quite rightly, that enough had already been done, and
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)
repeal of the charter of a company which enforced the exclusion. (Congressional Globe, pp. 915, 916.) He called attention in the Senate, Feb. 10 and 17, 1868 (Globe, pp. 1071, 1204), to a similar denial of right. He sought in the session of 1869-1870 the repeal of the charter of a medical society in Washington because of its exclusion of colored physicians as members. Dec. 9, 1860, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 186-188; March 4, 1870, Globe, pp. 1677, 1678. but as one of the companies maintained thcity fifty years before to urge on Congress the payment of the claims. It stands to this day as the authoritative exposition of this case of long-deferred justice. The Senate committee on foreign relations adopted it twice afterwards (in 1867 and 1870), while Sumner was chairman; and again in 1882 and 1884 it was annexed for information to brief reports made in one or both Houses. The measure finally prevailed in 1885, and the payment of the claims began in 1891. In a carefully prepared spe
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)
o suffrage on account of race, color, or former condition of servitude, which it permitted to the States, with the penalty of a reduced representation, was taken away from them by the fifteenth amendment, which became a part of the Constitution in 1870. After that, it could only operate—where those who prompted it did not desire to have it operate—on limitations of suffrage founded on insufficient education, as in Massachusetts and Mississippi; or insufficient property, as in Rhode Island. This discrimination in Rhode Island, affecting only naturalized citizens, has been removed. The census of 1870 provided statistics to meet such discriminations, but Congress ignored them; and such exclusions, though clearly within the amendment, have not been taken into account in determining the basis of representation. The provision proved unworkable with a limited application, as it would probably have proved with a larger scope. The judiciary committee of the House reported, Feb. 26, 189
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ded but for his too great proneness to prepare himself with elaborate speeches. C. W. Slack in the Boston Commonwealth, March 6, 1869. The debate brought together in pleasant relations Sumner and Fessenden in their encounter with the Western senators, who were led by Sherman and supported by Frelinghuysen and Conkling. The measure failed at this time, but was carried at a later session. Sumner made a full report on the subject April 1, 1869, and pressed the claim in the session of 1869-1870. June 6, July 6, 1870 (Congressional Globe, pp. 4146, 5293). Other subjects to which Sumner gave attention during this session were the death of Mr. Hinds of Missouri, a member of the House, to whom he paid a tribute; Jan. 23, 1869. Works, vol. XIII. pp. 32, 33. a resolution of sympathy with Spain in her effort for liberal institutions, with an appeal for the abolition of slavery; Dec. 17 and 19, 1868 (Congressional Globe, pp. 122,145). He reported against the resolution after th
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)
ed, recommended General Cushing in his place. Mr. Fish adopted his view, and the result was the despatch to Mr. Motley, Sept. 25, 1869,—a remarkably able and forcible statement, drawn by Cushing, of which the leading points have already been given. The waning fortunes of the Cuban insurgents and the death of Rawlins, Rawlins's successor, W. W. Belknap, proved to be a corrupt official. Within about a year after he took office he sold a post-tradership, and continued for nearly six years (1870– 1876) to receive large payments on account of the transaction. His malfeasance being discovered, the House of Representatives unanimously voted articles of impeachment against him. He anticipated this action, as soon as he saw that it was contemplated, by an instant resignation, asking, with a view to his defence, for an immediate acceptance, which the President at once gave. This resignation and acceptance were the basis of his plea to the jurisdiction set up by his counsel, M. H. Carpent
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)
sh.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. The chair of Fessenden was vacant when the Senate conveArctic explorations, both of which he favored. May 9, 27, 1870 (Works, vol. XIII. pp. 377-380: Ibid., pp. 384-386),—advoctructive speeches. Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 1, March 2, 10, 11, 1870, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 237-298; January 31, Congressional (Executive documents, Forty-first Congress, third session, 1870-1871, Senate No. 34; Executive documents, Forty-first CongrD. Hatch's case, Forty-first Congress, second session, 1809-1870, Senate No. 284; Sumner's speeches, Dec. 21, 1870, and Marcle show of war-power was continued for many months. During 1870 twelve different ships of the navy—some of them monitors — rengthen him. The tragical death of Prevost Paradol 1829-1870; French minister at Washington. adds to the gloom. He was 2, 1870, took exception to the idealism of the lecture. In 1870 he was still enforcing the truths which he announced t
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)
ations 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. Sumner, it may be repeated, had kept hitherto strictly within the line of his right and duty as a senator in his discussions of the San Domingo scheme. Hg would please the English more. Sumner was in friendly personal relations with Mr. Fish from the beginning of the session till Jan. 9, 1871. On December 21, 1870, he referred in the Senate to the secretary as his distinguished friend. Even after the heated debate of December 21, he dined on the 23d at Mr. Fish's in companyed. During the succeeding interval of more than twenty years there has been no attempt to revive the scheme, even among those who were its intolerant partisans in 1870-1871. The President, however, adhered to his conviction, and in his last annual message, when the senator who had accomplished its defeat was no longer living,
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)
d College, with a memorandum in Laboulaye's handwriting. This was the first sketch of the visit to America of the Marquis of Chastellux, brigadier-general in the French army, under the orders of Rochambeau. It was published in France later (about 1870), in two volumes. But what gave this particular volume its value was the fact that it was printed on board the French fleet, which had carried the army of Rochambeau to Rhode Island. I speedily presented the book to Mr. Sumner, who carried it wican, said (May 6, 1876), as a manager of Belknap's impeachment, I have heard that suspicion haunts the footsteps of the trusted companions of the President. Bristow left the Cabinet for want of support in these prosecutions, as Cox had left it in 1870 for want of support in his endeavors to improve the civil service. Marshall Jewell, postmaster-general, had been the President's devoted and intimate friend, but he fell under the ban of the Babcock clique, and he had besides become Bristow's fri
ames T. Furness to Harvard College. 14. Photographs, by Black of Boston; one reproduced in Harper's Weekly, March 24, 1866; and another in 1869, reproduced in Harper's Weekly, March 28, 1874, and engraved in Sumner's Works. 15. Photograph, by Brady of Washington, in 1869; reproduced in Every Saturday, March 4, 1871 (a weekly newspaper published in Boston), in Memorial History of Boston, vol. III. p. 391, and in this Memoir (vol. III.). 16. Photographs, by Warren of Cambridge, about 1870-1871,—one standing, one sitting with a cane, one holding a French newspaper, and one reproduced in the Memorial volume published by the city of Boston in 1874. 17. Portrait, by William M. Hunt, not from sittings, but following Allen and Rowell's photograph. 18. Portrait, by Edgar Parker, for which sittings were given in Boston in 1873. Mr. Parker painted three portraits,—one now belonging to the city of Boston, another to the Wallace Public Library of Fitchburg, and the third still belo
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