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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)
0-1873, 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 1874 Adams paid a tribute to Sumner's memory at a meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society,—a service which Sumner, if he had been the survivor, would have as sincerely rendered to the memory of Adams. Mr. Adams, after his return from Europe, did not resume his former political relations, and he was at one time the Democratic candidate for governor. His confidential intercourse with his old Free Soil associates ended in 1861, except that he took the chair at a Free Soil Reunion at Downe
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
was often the case, changed Mr. Hooper's view of the senator, and he came to be his cordial and confidential friend, so remaining to the end. He dispensed a liberal hospitality; and in his house at Washington, as well as at Boston and on the seashore, Sumner was always welcome to lodge or dine. The intimacy which he had enjoyed with the family of Mr. Adams, already Minister to England, was now transferred to Mr. Hooper's, at whose house he dined at least once or twice a week from 1861 to 1874. Later in these pages it will become necessary to refer to a near connection between the two friends. Two or three incidents in family and friendship may be noted here,—the death in March, 1862, of another of the Five of Clubs (Felton, of whose funeral Mr. Thies sent an account); the disability of George Sumner, stricken with paralysis, and after medical treatment in Northampton coming back to the old home in Hancock Street; a cordial letter from Agassiz in the autumn urging attendance at
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)
ween him and his four antagonists became bitter in personalities. A recess suspended the debate, and the bill did not come up again at this session. Nine years later, and only two months before Sumner's death, when illness kept him from his seat, a resolution for placing the busts of both Taney and Chase (the latter having recently died) in the Supreme Court room passed the Senate unanimously and without debate. Sumner showed his continued opposition to Taney's bust by his bill, Jan, 13, 1874, which provided one for Chase only; while Stevenson's, Dec. 8, 1873, included both chiefjustices. It was Sumner's felicity to move, February 1, 1865, in the Supreme Court, the admission as counsellor of J. S. Rock, a colored man, the first one of his race ever admitted there—a race which was by Taney's decision excluded from citizenship, and therefore from admission to that tribunal. Works, vol. IX. pp. 229-232. Sumner had advised with the new chief-justice in advance, and was assured
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)
ave done. Knowing that I am right, I can smile at abuse. You are now on the topmost wave of popularity. If the radicals are just, they will make you their chief leader in the coming battle. . . . How severe you were upon Fessenden, etc., in your tall with Redpath! Did you know how your words stung? But you have a right to talk, for you have been a prophet indeed. This monograph has a pathetic interest, the revision of which occupied the author's last thoughts. In the winter of 1873– 1874 he was at work on a new edition, greatly enlarged, to be issued as a volume in commemoration of the centenary of American Independence, which was to take place a year later. Most of it was in type and the proof read, when in March, 1874, the work was arrested by his final illness. In the side-pocket of his coat which he had worn for the day was found the conclusion as it appeared in the magazine, Works, vol. XII. pp. 179-183. with one or two verbal changes, but without the amplification
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
d a seat for a visitor. Photographs were taken of the rooms on the first and second story after the senator's death, in 1874. Pictures of some of them may he found in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 22, 1871, March 28, 1874, and in ha 4.1868, by C. W. Slack: San Francisco Post, March 24, 1874, by R. J. Hinton; Chicago Tribune, March 20, 1871, and March. 1874, by G. A. Townsend (Gath); New York Tribune, April 5, 1891, by Mrs. Janet Chase Hoyt; Chaplin's Life of Sumner, pp. 471-47es to their share of banking facilities engaged his attention, March 25, 1869 (Globe, pp. 274-276). In the session of 1873-1874 he was meditating a speech on the return to specie payments, but death prevented his carrying out his purpose. This speechry, 1868. After this no further reduction took place before the resumption, but rather an increase by $26,000,000 in 1873-1874. Other causes were at work which rendered resumption safe without so great a contraction of the currency as conservative
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)
ealing with financial questions increased with the thought and research he applied to them, as well for current debates as for prepared efforts. He had come to them late, and he developed unexpected power in treating them. Sherman said of him in 1874, that he had of late years carefully studied these questions, and had contributed to their solution. April 27, 1874. Congressional Globe, p. 3405. He continued his active interest in the treatment of the public debt and currency, and in the wod of being driven away,—a fate which befell him twice afterwards. A temporary ruler, with so precarious an authority, was incompetent to contract for the sale of his country; Baez's tenure continued to be uncertain. He was overthrown early in 1874 by Gonzales, and came to the United States; he was recalled In 1876, and again driven out in 1878. From that time he lived in retirement in Mayaguez, Porto Rico, where he died in 1884. Cabral retired to his home in San Juan, province of Azua, an
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)
ore of services in war, he mistook the temper of a people who have always regarded distinguished military services, not always with discrimination, as the best title to civil honors. Reconciliation was put in the foreground by Greeley's supporters; but the President had not been backward in that movement, and the last Congress, both parties uniting, had passed a liberal measure of amnesty. The President's second term was marked by one most beneficent act,—his veto of the inflation bill in 1874, against the counsels of Morton and Logan, and after he had once decided to approve it; J. R. Young's Around the World with General Grant, vol. II. pp. 153, 154. but in civil administration it was not an improvement on the first, and it brought his party to the brink of defeat in 1876. It was the period of the Whiskey Ring conspiracy, in which he manifested more sympathy with Babcock, an indicted party, than with the prosecutors, Secretary Bristow and Solicitor Wilson; Ante, p. 429, not
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)
e effect that while what had been done could not well be undone, it would not now be attempted if no action had been taken. The fruit of the agitation was to be postponed for only a few months. The Boston Commonwealth, July 25, August 1 and 8, 1874, contains an historical statement,—Charles Sumner and the Battle Flags, by E. L. Pierce, which gives in detail what the text attempts to give only in substance. Sumner felt keenly the legislative censure,—far more so than he would have felt it whear is given in his letters to G. C. Lewis, Dec. 29, 1862, and Jan. 12, 1863. Personal Life, pp. 262-264. Why not complete your work by a volume of his miscellanies, political and literary? Mrs. Grote published her husband's Minor Works in 1874. His speeches were masterpieces of scholarly politics. I admired much his first address to his constituents (p. 71), which seems a chef-d'oeuvre of breadth, both in mass and detail. The essay on Mitford, which marked his original studies in Gre
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
ndar a list of eight measures, all but one of which he had brought forward before, some of then several times: (1) The civil-rights bill; (2) Equal rights in the schools of the District of Columbia; (3) Compound-interest notes as a substitute for legal-tender notes in the national currency, with the view to restore specie payments, which he explained and defended at some length a few days later; Dec. 11, 1873, Congressional Globe, pp. 142, 143. He voted on the finance bill, Feb. 18 and 19, 1874. (4) Payment for French spoliations; (5) Election of President by direct vote of the people; Proposed Feb. 11, 1869. Works, vol. XI. p. 98. (6) Limitation of the office of President to a single term; Ante, p. 498. (7) International arbitration; A series of resolutions, the same, with one omitted, as offered May 31, 1872. Works, vol. XV. pp. 80-82. (8) The protection of children kidnapped in Italy and brought to the United States. This starting of a series of favorite measures show
rey, Brookline. 7. Portrait, by W. Wight; painted in the winter of 1856-1857, and given to the Boston Public Library in 1874; has been engraved by S. A. Schoff. The engraving does not follow the portrait closely, and is thought better than the po 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 and Rowell of Boston, the last ever taken, made late in 1873; is reproduced in the Memorial volume printed by the State in 1874, and in this Memoir (vol. IV.), and has been engraved by the treasury department at Washington. The photographers have also issued it enlarged. 21. Full-length portrait, by Henry Ulke, for which sittings were given in Washington in 1873-1874; last likeness from life. It was ordered by Hayti in recognition of the senator's opposition to the San Domingo annexation,