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ing, to temper with his moral enthusiasm social and commercial opinion, and to set forth in weekly ministrations his lofty ideal of humanity. In two Unitarian pulpits, those of James Freeman Clarke and F. D. Huntington, the spirit of Channing survived; but in those of most of the Unitarian churches, as also in the Congregational (Trinitarian) and Episcopalian, there was little sympathy for moral reforms. Edward Everett and Rufus Choate were the first orators. Choate, C. G. Loring, and B. R. Curtis were the leaders of the bar. Lemuel Shaw, just, wise, and serene, with never a sinister thought to affect the balance between suitors, personified justice in the Supreme Court of the State,—a tribunal which then held and still holds the respect of jurists wherever the common law is administered. Neither the chief-justice nor Peleg Sprague, another highly esteemed judge, showed to advantage in cases where the rights of alleged fugitive slaves were concerned,—the former wanting in coura
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
hwith the Atlas assailed Sumner, in successive articles, with coarse personalities. Dec. 30, 1847; Jan. 3, 27, 29, Feb. 3, March 17, 1848. G. T. Curtis entered into the controversy on the same side and with the same spirit, assuming a supercilious tone, and threatening him with the loss of private and public confidence. Boston Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1848. Sumner had been of service, two years before, in composing a difficulty between Mr. Curtis and W. W. Story, a relative, for which B. R. Curtis wrote Sumner, May 24, 1846, thanking him for disinterested, judicious, and kind exertions in this unhappy affair. It is hardly needful to say that the style of writing about him kept up for some weeks did not contribute to Sumner's peace of mind. Adams regretted the necessity for the controversy, and wrote to Giddings, Feb. 17, 1848: I deeply regret all this business, because it will make permanent enmities here, to last us all through life. Winthrop's ambition has pushed him into it,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
orable disposition towards the antislavery or Free Soil movement. The love of liberty traditional with the people of the State, and often lauded by himself, he now derided as fanaticism,— a local prejudice which it was the duty of good citizens to conquer. Webster's Works, vol. v. p. 432; Curtis's Life of Webster, vol. II. p. 438. The writer was present when Webster spoke from a carriage in front of the Revere House on the afternoon of April 29, 1850. Choate was by his side, and B. R. Curtis addressed him from a temporary platform. His face was never darker and sterner than when he said interrogatively, Massachusetts must conquer her prejudices. Instead of treating, as one with his view of the Constitution might have done, the restoration of fugitive slaves—involving the separation of families, life-long bondage and cruelty—as a painful duty to be performed with the utmost care and tenderness, he set aside the moral and humane aspects of a question which in other days had pr<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
yer, and Hooper; lawyers like Choate, Lunt, B. R. Curtis, and G. T. Curtis; physicians like Jackson Slave Act from Edward G. Loring, G. T. and B. R. Curtis. Two other leaders of the bar, conservatiography of Dana, p. 176. was addressed by B. R. Curtis and Choate; and the Compromise measures, wisat as commissioner to hear cases under it. B. R. Curtis aided with his legal opinion. George Lunt,ted Webster at Marshfield in September, 1852. Curtis's Life of Webster, vol. II. p. 667. There was vera pro gratis for the speech of march 7, Curtis's Life of Webster, vol. II. p. 410 note. withrtiser, Nov. 2, 1852. Letter signed R. C. W. Curtis's Life of Webster, vol. II. p. 465 note. The forty-four Whig members from Boston were Benjamin R. Curtis, Sidney Bartlett. Henry J. Gardner, Samdities. In a legislative address, drawn by B. R. Curtis and issued at the close of the session, the Advertiser, May 28. Life and Writings of B. R. Curtis, vol. i. pp. 138-155. The election of John
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)
ion 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 reversirdon me!—for the sake of our cause and your own fame. Of course you will defend yourself, and answer the whilom speaker An allusion to an encounter between B. R. Curtis and Parker in November, 1850, in Faneuil Hall, when the latter offered to answer a question put by the former to the latter, who was not supposed to be present. at Faneuil Hall face to face. . . . Upon the whole, I regard your indictment as a call to a new parish, with B. R. Curtis and B. F. Hallett United States District Attorney. as deacons, and a pulpit higher than the Strasburg steeple. .. Of course you must speak for yourself before Pontius Pilate. I think you should make the c
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
had already in executive session opposed successfully Slidell's proposition to abrogate this treaty. His speeches defeated the proposed action in relation to the treaty with Denmark, and aided in establishing the rule that treaties can be abrogated only by act of Congress. H wrote to Theodore Parker, Jan. 3, 1856:— This evening I dined in the company of several of the judges of the Supreme Court, and in the shuffle for seats at the table found myself next but, one to Curtis Judge B. R. Curtis. throughout a protracted dinner of two or three hours. I had not seen so much of him for years, and make haste to send you the pleasant impressions which I had. Commodore Morris got between me and the judge; Governor Brown of Mississippi, who believes slavery divine, on my left. In the course of our conversation Curtis said that he had not voted since he had been a judge, and he professed entire ignorance of politics and parties. I thought also that he showed it. My conversation with