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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
vice. . . . I had intended to speak without notes; but I found my brain, exhausted perhaps by labor, did not grapple with the text, so I read for the first time before such an audience. I was recalled to Boston to be near my poor dying brother. Greene is here to be with him. Again, October 24:— It has not gone in England much differently from what I expected. I knew too well (1) the prejudices of country and (2) the prejudices of party to suppose that I could speak as plainly as I dily after his return from Washington, except at the time of his address in New York, being then called home by the tidings of George's rapid decline. Longfellow and Dr. Howe were frequent visitors to their friend's room at the hospital, and George W. Greene came occasionally from his Rhode Island home. To Mrs. Waterston, Charles wrote, October 3: I should have been to see you, and also to Quincy, except that every evening I have been with my poor brother, who now is visibly passing away, so t
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)
of his Works, making five hundred and fifty pages, covering a great variety of topics, and requiring a severe toil in investigation. This excessive labor seriously affected his health, and brought back early in 1866 the symptoms of the malady which came with the assault ten years before. He had recourse in the spring to medical treatment for cerebral and nervous troubles, which was applied by Dr. Brown-Sequard, then sojourning in the United States. Longfellow wrote to a common friend, G. W. Greene: This relapse is a warning that he can no longer work day and night. Longfellow's Life, vol. III. pp. 85, 87. His friends counselled rest and absence from the Senate; but his interest in exigent questions did not allow him this relief. He did not spare himself even in the recess, but went to work on a lecture—when Longfellow wrote again to Greene: What confidence Sumner has in Sumner! I would not trust H. W. L. to that amount, nor would you G. W. G. In August, Sumner made a visit
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
s pride of possession to question the authenticity of any painting which was attributed to some famous Dutch or Italian artist. Among his callers to whom he showed his treasures were Dr. Holmes and Mr. Winthrop; but the larger number were undistinguished or quite young persons, who will ever recall his kindly welcome and his enthusiasm as he passed from one picture or old book or autograph to another. A few friends occupied his guest chamber,—Dr. Palfrey, E. L. Pierce, Dr. S. G. Howe, G. W. Greene, J. B. Smith, and M. Milmore,—while Emerson, Whittier, Agassiz, Bemis, G. W. Curtis, and James A. Hamilton received invitations which they were unable to accept. To Whittier he wrote: It will be a delight and a solace to me if I know that you are under my roof. he kept aloof from parties, but he could now return the courtesies which he had been receiving as a bachelor. Among those known to have dined with him are Seward, Motley, Fish, Conking, Hooper. Reverdy Johnson, ,John Sherman
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)
rumbull and Sumner on fundamental conditions did not prevent their hearty co-operation on this question. A few days later. Sumner, when a bill to prohibit contracts for servile labor was pending, renewed his motion for the exclusion of the word white from the naturalization laws, again standing on the Declaration of Independence and protesting against the imposition of disabilities on Chinese emigrants to this country; July 8; Congressional Globe, pp. 5387, 5.388. Longfellow wrote to G. W. Greene, July 10: I wish this faineant Congress would rise and let Sumner loose. I agree with him about the Chinese, and about striking the word white out of every law of the land; of course you do. but his proposition did not come to a vote. He said in the debate:— We send missionaries to the distant heathen, and there are annual contributions for that purpose,—wise contributions; but now the heathen come to us. Will you drive then back? Rather do them all the good you can,— convert the<
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)
ston he went to Nahant, where he divided his time between Longfellow and Mr. George Abbot James. One day in August, in company with Longfellow and son, Agassiz, James, and a young Japanese prince, he went by invitation of Judge Russell, collector of the port, on a revenue cutter to Minot's Ledge, where they were hoisted up in a chair into the light-house. Longfellow's Life, vol. III. p. 170. The poet saw in his friend traces of the attack of angina pectoris in the winter, and wrote to G. W. Greene: He complains that I walk too fast, and is averse to walking at all. Sumner made a brief visit to Mr. Hooper at Cotuit, and was for a day with B. P. Poore at Newbury. On September 23 he assisted at the Bird Club in commemorating the Whig State convention of 1846, in which he was a leader of the Conscience Whigs at the opening of his career. One evening in the autumn he was at Mrs. Sargent's Radical Club, where M. Coquerel, the French clergyman, was received, and where were also Wendell
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)
rs came. There were a dozen of us, all over sixty. It was like a dinner at some Old Man's Home or Hotel des Invalides. Emerson sat next to me. He was emphatic in his praise of you. Such elegant and easy hospitality; such a worker; such agreeable company; and so on to the end of the chapter. Emerson had been entertained by Sumner in Washington. On reaching home he at once, as was his custom at this season, sought Longfellow at Nahant, where he found as a guest his old companion George W. Greene. One day he drove from the city to Mr. Winthrop's at Brookline. Another day he entertained R. Schleiden, who was on a visit to this country. Sumner overworked himself at this session, as indeed he was almost always doing. In addition to the controversies in the Senate, which taxed severely his nervous system, he was engaged in the preparation of notes to his Works, of which four volumes had been issued and three more printed; and he was beginning to prepare the eighth and ninth. Tw