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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)
cism 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 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 associate
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
Washington and preparing for an advance in the spring. The navy had won positions at Hatteras and the important point of Hilton Head; but it remained to be seen to what extent they were to serve in breaking the military power of the rebellion. Grant's effective work in the West was yet in reserve. No substantial victory had removed the depression which set in after the defeat at Bull Run; and the rebels, as well as their partisans in Europe, were full of high hope. The current of hostile Bd reputation he had done, though not wholly approving his argument. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. pp. 261-263. His position as the authority on foreign affairs was from this time firmly fixed in the Senate, until his controversy with President Grant nine years later. One of the senators—Mr. Morrill of Vermont said with emphasis, when Sumner was no longer a member of the committee, that his administration of its business during the period he remained chairman was masterly. In a conve
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. When the session of Congress ended, July 17, 1862, the military situation was no more hopeful than at the beginning. Grant had indeed won a substantial victory at Fort Donelson; New Orleans had been taken; and Farragut with his squadron held command of the Lower Mississippi. The reduction of Vicksburg was essential to the opening of the river; but that point could not yet be attained. The hope of the nation had centred for months on McClellan's army, which, after a final reverse before Richmond, retired to Harrison's Landing, where it remained when the session closed. Antislavery senators were charged with interfering with McClellan's plans, and Wilson in an open letter denied the charge for himself and his colleague. Sumner's term was to expire March 4, 1863, and the choice of his successor was to be made by the legislature elected in November, 1862. His other re-elections were not contested; but this time a spirited movement
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)
are preparing their huts for winter quarters. But I learn that General Grant will not go into winter quarters; he means to trouble the rebelt giving it time to rest. Sumner wrote to Lieber, Dec. 28, 1863: Grant will continue active; he has a military genius. This is more practice of the future gives calmness. Some who come direct from General Grant declare that the war can be ended on the 4th July next. For myf the national government. The President, on his return from General Grant's headquarters, told me that the general, who is a man of very s say, it may require a long summer's day. The President describes Grant as full of confidence, and as wanting nothing. His terrible lossesagreed that a committee should request Mr. Lincoln to withdraw, and Grant was the name which found most favor as a substitute. Lieber to St has been acting in self-defence against belligerent slavery. General Grant is confident that he shall take Richmond, and he is no boaster.
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)
esident was drawn into them by the assurances of General Grant, who was led to expect something. Nicolay andee's army is sixty-five thousand men. Against him is Grant at Petersburg, a corps now demonstrating at Wilmingtse the Carolinas until he is able to co-operate with Grant. You will see from this statement something of the wrote to General Weitzel, and sent a despatch to General Grant concerning the Virginia Legislature. (Nicolay a, February 3, and with maps before him explained General Grant's present movements. The party, leaving Mr. Linsday evening, the illuminations, in company with General Grant, who was expected to arrive that evening; but itght; if not shot in pursuit, I wish he had escaped. Grant was anxious to keep him out of Mexico. At the mether stage of our protracted controversies. General Grant was here last week. He told me that he had mustd that Boston especially would gain. Of course, General Grant has no official connection with our foreign rela
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)
otion, sent to the Senate, December 19, the reports of Generals Grant and Schurz on the condition of the States lately in resident; and he sought to counteract it by the report of General Grant, who had passed only four days in a similar inspection in the readmission of those States to political power. General Grant's brief report, on the other hand, found that the mass sident in communicating the reports called attention to General Grant's, but avoided a like mention of General Schurz's, and nationality in the late rebel States. The message and General Grant's report having been read from the desk, Sumner called port as accurate, authentic, and most authoritative, and to Grant's visit as hasty. Works, vol. x. pp. 47-54. The epithe South; and he as well as the President made much of General Grant's report. He asked why, if Sumner and others thinking our, his swinging round the circle, with Mr. Seward and General Grant and others as companions, in which his addresses were a
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)
scrimination inserted in a bill amending the charter of the city of Washington, April 7, 1868; Globe, pp. 2260-2267. but his fourth effort at the beginning of President Grant's administration was successful. This is an illustration of his pertinacity. Sumner carried through at this time a resolution of sympathy with Crete in hee to the country at this time to press the treaty, and remained in Washington during the winter of 1868-1869, covering the last of Johnson's and the first month of Grant's Administration. Raasloff, to whom Sumner seems to have been personally attracted, was allowed every opportunity to press the treaty. He was heard before the coion by more than a two-thirds vote against any further purchases of territory, which was intended, as the debate shows, as a protest against the negotiation. President Grant, when he came into office in March, 1869, dismissed the scheme summarily, saying it was one of Seward's, and he would have nothing to do with it. The Senate c
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
he acquired by the use of patronage during General Grant's two terms; and the resistance to a thirdnd before taking any decisive step, to see General Grant. The latter is earnest for the condemnati of the government through the sympathy of General Grant, its chief, and most of the generals of hi. All present were in favor of nominating General Grant, except Sumner, who, while recognizing his D. C. Forney, the narrator, believes that General Grant's knowledge of what took place,—probably oal's qualities,—writing to Lieber, November 1: Grant will be our President, with infinite opportunible; he was saved by the delays of the trial. Grant will be his successor; of this I cannot doubt.ent I do not know well enough the views of General Grant, which will necessarily exercise great infhe election. He has been too ill to call; and Grant has called only once, when Stanton was too ill Stanton says that he hears of declarations by Grant in favor of economy, retrenchment, and the col[10 more...]<
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)
s friends with his consent pressed his name on Grant for the place; (3) That it had been arranged tport of the Republican nominations. (Badean's Grant in Peace, pp. 210, 211.) Another fiction for wis change. See Gen. J. D. Cox's notice of General Grant in the New York Nation, July 30, 1885. at respect, yours very faithfully. He worried Grant for favors, sinecures, emoluments, and suretyss under Fish's direction, and approved by President Grant, J. Russell Young (Around the World with General Grant, vol. II. pp. 279, 280) reports General Grant as stating that he consented, againof the committee on foreign relations. If General Grant talked, as he is reported, he committed an2, maintained by Seward, Adams, Fish, Schenck, Grant, the American members of the Joint High Commisn more direct sympathy with the policy of President Grant than at present, and rumors of disagreeme the report was received, in which he writes: Grant in Peace, p. 468. Motley, on arriving at Liver[19 more...]
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)
ere at the time without popular support. President Grant, from the beginning of his term, had addi the moral support which he received from President Grant, who declared in a deposition entire conf title of Aide-de-camp to his Excellency, Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States of American History, vol. XVI. p. 561. The Mistakes of Grant; by W. S. Rosecrans, North American Review, December, 1885, pp. 580-599. Grant versus The Record; by Carswell McClellan. From Chattanooga to Pet reported it. He says further that he told General Grant more than once that he ought to receive SuSumner had some personal grievance against General Grant (Twenty Years of Congress, vol. II. p. 46y, 1870. p. 57; Gen. J. D. Cox's notice of General Grant in the New York Nation, July 30, 1885. Bays for once what was doubtless true: Even when Grant determined on a course that Fish would not pervis in New York Herald, Jan. 4, 1878; Badeau's Grant in Peace, p. 216. In order to escape just indi[8 more...]
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