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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
n New England. While the Senate was engaged in the discussion of the bill, Anthony Burns was arrested on the evening of May 24, on the claim of one Sutter, a Virginte court. President Buchanan, in recognition of his service in the rendition of Burns, promptly appointed him a judge of the United States Court of Claims. He held orpus. He said that Sumner in applying the term slave-hunter to the claimant of Burns had made use of vulgar language, which betrayed the vulgarity of his associatiofending the term slave-hunter, which he had applied to the Virginia claimant of Burns, he said: Sir, I choose to call things by their right names. White I call whitmethods by which the Nebraska bill was carried; portrayed the dismal tragedy of Burns's rendition; set forth the necessity of a party combining all who were for freens. One passage was a vivid description of the proceedings in the rendition of Burns, in which he was guarded by heartless hirelings, whose chief idea of liberty wa
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
III. pp. 520-526. He renewed this effort at later sessions,—Jan. 17, 1860; and again April 15, 1872, when he presented the resolutions of the Legislature of Massachusetts in favor of the bill. The speech illustrated the hardships involved in the application of a technical rule of maritime law. An indictment against Theodore Parker was pending in the United States Circuit Court, Boston, in the winter of 1854– 1855, in which he was charged with resisting the process for the rendition of Anthony Burns, the alleged act of resistance being a speech he had delivered in Faneuil Hall. It was expected that the trial would take place before Judge B. R. Curtis. Sumner was leased that his friend was to have an opportunity, in a personal defence, to maintain before a high tribunal the antislavery cause, and reversing positions, to put the pro-slavery prosecutors on trial. He gave Parker suggestions for his argument, and pointed out historical analogies. Had it proceeded to a final issue, it