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ater pages will show how this intolerant spirit went so far as to call for the withdrawal of patronage from offenders who were dependent on their earnings for the means to support their families. There is a passage in a letter from Ticknor to Hillard relating to the prison-discipline debates, of which, though curtailed in the printing, enough remains to show that the former justified social exclusion as a penalty for holding unsound opinions and a means of enforcing conformity. The passage, repute, who from time to time visited the city,— among them, in 1824, Lafayette, and four young Englishmen, Wortley, Stanley, Labouchere, and Denison; and later, Tocqueville, Morpeth, Dickens, Lyell, and Thackeray. There as a daily visitor was Hillard, almost the peer of the brilliant conversers of Holland and Lansdowne houses in their palmiest days, or of those who gathered round Samuel Rogers in St. James's Place. But with all this, and not overlooking his review of Spanish literature, it i
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
Judge Story. He prepared, in connection with Hillard, the resolutions which Mr. Webster presented , musician! To Dr. Lieber, March 22:— Hillard's lectures on Milton are a triumph, greater t Boston which Sumner attended; of Agassiz and Hillard, to the lectures of both of whom in 1847 beforief term as professor was one of the group. Hillard was casting in his lot with the stolid consers were still connected, George Griggs took Hillard's office, the outer one, when the latter leftt the bond between them was sorely strained. Hillard, who really loved him, had come under the faswas, however, no scene or open breach; and as Hillard left for Europe in 1847, he confided to his o days. In a note explanatory and apologetic, Hillard as he left thus revealed his inner thought:— Sumner, in the early part of 1850, deprecated Hillard's opposition in the Legislature to certain anle declining to assent to all they contained, Hillard recognized the purity of motive and sincerity
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
ner, Dr. W. Channing, Rev. Mr. Todd, John Tappan, and Dwight followed Sumner in reply, and George S. Hillard spoke briefly in his support. The resolution was carried; and the president appointed as the committee, Bradford Sumner, Charles Sumner, Hillard, Dr. Channing, and Dwight; and the president was added to it by the vote of the Society. Dr. Wayland did not at the moment suppose he was desithe suggestions of Dr. Wayland, which was agreed to by three members,—himself, Dr. Wayland, and Hillard,—the only acting member who dissented being Dwight. It was temperate in tone, and confined to aded lawyer, who spoke twice, commending the resolutions in terse and pertinent remarks; and by Hillard, who appeared only once in the debate, urging fairness in the reports of the Society, and rebuking an anonymous newspaper attack on Sumner. Sumner, Howe, and Hillard were the subjects of coarse attacks in communications printed in the Boston Post, June 2, 4, 9, and 22. The first article wa
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)
cal aspects of the period, while others of a different mood saw in the darkness and tumult outside emblems of the foul and traitor-like designs within. C. F. Adams made a speech on taking the chair. The other speakers were Palfrey, Sumner, and Hillard, Whigs; Wendell Phillips, Garrison, and W. H. Channing, Abolitionists; and H. B. Stanton, of the Liberty party. Sumner had drawn the resolutions (though read by another), which, as he wrote at a later day, start with the annunciation of equal rbest for the rupture to come when it did. Sumner could not have kept along with Boston society as then organized and inspired, and yet fulfilled the high behests of his being. The choice of Hercules was before him, and he chose well; and unlike Hillard, who was held back from his splendid possibilities by the untoward influence, he went forward with a free and unhindered red spirit to do great service for mankind, and take his place as a permanent figure in American history. Sumner did not
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
g sympathy with its purpose. Sumner was appointed one of the legal committee for the protection of alleged fugitives. On the committee also were S. E Sewall, Dana, John C. Park, and William Minot. They called C. G. Loring to their aid. About the same time, a slave claimant from Virginia sought to secure William and Ellen Crafts, who had recently escaped, and on arriving in Boston had found wise and brave protectors in Theodore Parker, Dr. Henry I. Bowditch, Ellis Gray Loring, and Mrs. George S. Hillard. They were skilfully secreted and sent to England. The next February (1851), when the case of Shadrach was pending before G. T. Curtis, a commissioner, a body of colored men forced the door of the court room, and the negro, being taken from the officers, escaped to Canada. President Fillmore at once issued a proclamation, directing the army and navy to co-operate in enforcing the law. Then followed the trials of persons accused of assisting the rescue, who were defended by John P.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
o dissented from Webster. Its leaders were mostly written by George S. Hillard and George Lunt. These two journals teemed with elaborate dethe Slave Power. In the Constitutional Convention, June 23, 1853, Hillard upbraided Dana for striking at the hand that feeds us, which provoe that has any right to control my opinions. This passage between Hillard and Dana was often referred to at the time. Adams's Biography of ongratulation are noted in Sumner's Works, vol. II. pp. 436, 437. Hillard wrote from Court Street, April 25:— my dear Sumner,—I cannhes of your enemies. Yours faithfully, G. S. H. Sumner sent Hillard, in the autumn of 1851, Horace Mann's speeches on slavery recently collected in a volume. Hillard acknowledged the gift; but said they differed so widely as to the contents of the book and the recent coursell probably share the fate of the Hartford conventionists. I hope Hillard may be saved. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg, July 8:— <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ution. It is as much admired for its discretion as for the grace and energy of its diction, and the lofty eloquence of its sentiments. Rufus Choate wrote him a cordial note in his characteristic and inimitable style. Works, vol. III. p. 2. Hillard also wrote at once in a kindly way of the speech; and again, May 11, 1852: Among the rank and file of the community—I mean the Whigs—there is a decided change of feeling towards you; and they look to your legislative future with a different feelgress for its final action,—to the end that the public statutes, which all are presumed to know, nay be in such form as to be more within the apprehension of all. Works, vol. VI. pp. 140-143, where his brief speech, Dec. 12, 1861, is given. Hillard wrote, Jan. 6, 1854: I heartily wish you success in your movement for the revision of the Statutes. It is a work greatly wanted; but as it will not help anybody to be President, it will never be done. He renewed this proposition (reported a<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
on before the people. The new duties imposed upon me will cause a change in these plans. I rejoice in the success of our friends. With prudence and firmness liberal principles can be permanently secured in Massachusetts. Your energy and counsels are valuable, and I am glad that they will be felt by the convention. The convention was a representative body well worthy of the State. The Boston delegation included, among lawyers, Rufus Choate, Sidney Bartlett, F. B. Crowninshield, George S. Hillard, Thomas Hopkinson, Samuel D. Parker, George Morey, and Judge Peleg Sprague; among physicians, Jacob Bigelow and George Hayward; among clergymen, Samuel K. Lothrop and George W. Blagden; among editors, Nathan Hale, William Schouler, and J. S. Sleeper; and among merchants, William Appleton, Samuel A. Eliot, John C. Gray, J. Thomas Stevenson, and George B. Upton. Cambridge sent two jurists, Simon Greenleaf and Joel Parker, a former and a present professor in the Law School. Salem sent O
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)
of the party to which you belonged may cheer you. You have my head, my heart, my conscience, and my cordial thanks. Hillard wrote, March 15:— I purposely abstained from reading your speech till I had it in a pamphlet form. It is a truly ters of the Compromise of 1850, or afterwards joined in condemning the agitation for its repeal. The principal orators, Hillard and Stevenson, spoke like men who had been duped by the slaveholding interest, and yet were loath to own it. They had pat was the fitting word; it entirely satisfied me; and with a glow of heart I thanked God that its author was my friend. Hillard wrote, June 2: Your last brief speech on the Nebraska bill is capital,—I think the best speech you have ever made. The your understanding, heart, and character. . . . Do the Ticknors and Appletons smile on you again yet? How is the gentle Hillard? I hope not among the estranged. Apart from fame and duty, do you like your Washington life? October 26:— To-day<
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)
slavery; and the American, or Know Nothing, party taking the same position as the Republican on the slavery question, prevailed at the election, and their candidate for governor, Henry J. Gardner, received a large plurality. The Boston Whigs (the remnant of the party long dominant in the State) again resisted the fusion, and gave a third of the fourteen thousand votes which were received by the Whig candidate, Samuel H. Walley, who was supported in speeches or letters by Choate, Winthrop, Hillard, Stevenson, F. C. Gray, and N. Appleton,—names already familiar to these pages. Their newspaper organ, the Advertiser, with unchanged proprietorship, appealed to old prejudices, and rallied Whig voters with the charge that the Republican party was a geographical and sectional party, with aims and tendencies hostile to the Union and the Constitution. So virulent was its partisanship that on the morning after the election it counted triumphantly, using capitals, the aggregate vote of Know
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