hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 212 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 64 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 44 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 36 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 22 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 22 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 12 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 12 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 12 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Browsing named entities in Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3. You can also browse the collection for John Jay or search for John Jay in all documents.

Your search returned 32 results in 12 document sections:

1 2
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)
ey were sharply criticised by Thomas Drew, Jr., in Burritt's Christian Citizen, and were not quite satisfactory to Amasa Walker. Elihu Burritt, Amasa Walker, John Jay, and other friends of Peace urged Sumner to attend the Peace Congress which was to meet in Paris in the summer of 1849, but he was unable to do so. Prof. W. S. Tt. He was often with Longfellow at Nahant as well as at the Craigie House in Cambridge. He enjoyed visits to New York city, where William Kent, B. D. Silliman, John Jay, and George Bancroft To Mrs. Bancroft, for whom he had a great liking, he wrote April 23, 1845, when the historian had become Secretary of the Navy: I have a antz Mayer on literary subjects; with Lieber on historical questions; with Vaux, Parrish, and Foulke, all of Philadelphia, on prison discipline; with William and John Jay on measures against war and slavery; with Giddings, Palfrey, and Mann on issues in Congress and the antislavery movement; He was also in familiar relations at
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)
n openly avowed from the beginning of the war, and had even been disclosed before it began. Von Hoist, vol. III. pp. 109, 253, 267, 268. He rejected as a model of conduct the example of the English statesmen who refused support to the British ministry in our Revolution, for the reason that a hostile vote of Congress does not, as in England, effect a change in the Administration. Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. pp. 565, 566. He quoted, as stating the principle of his course. a letter of John Jay, Nov. 1, 1814; and this drew a paper in reply from William Jay, printed in the New York Tribune, Feb. 1, 1847. J. Q. Adams, as well as Sumner, did not admit the pertinency of the distinction made by Winthrop. Delano of Ohio, in a reply to Winthrop, Feb. 2.1847, maintained that the difference between the English and American systems did not at all affect the right and duty of Congress to withhold supplies from the Executive in the prosecution of an unjust war. J. R. Giddings's Life, by G. W
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
ring beyond any other in our history. Here has been the best fought field. You will see that the Free Soil party comes out second best; it is no longer the third party. I have spoken a great deal, usually to large audiences, and with a certain effect. As a necessary consequence I have been a mark for abuse. I have been attacked bitterly; but I have consoled myself by what John Quincy Adams said to me during the last year of his life: No man is abused whose influence is not felt. To John Jay, December 5:— Surely our good cause of freedom is much advanced. I do hope that at last there will be a party that does believe in God, or at least in some better devil than Mammon. To Whittier, December 6:— Your poem The Wish of To-day. in the last Era has touched my heart. May God preserve you in strength and courage for all good works! . . . The literature of the world is turning against slavery. We shall have it soon in a state of moral blockade. I admire Bailey Dr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
ems deplorable. With all his majestic powers, he is a traitor to a holy cause. Franklin Dexter says strongly that he has deliberately committed a crime. To John Jay, May 13:— I am sick at heart when I observe the apostasies to freedom. There is one thing needful in our public men,—backbone. See emphatic repetition of the man who must take the place of the Expounder. Sumner vice Webster would be one of those rare good things which men are permitted to witness in a lifetime. John Jay wrote, December 6: I trust most sincerely you are to occupy the seat which Webster in bygone days has filled so worthily, but where in the hour of temptation he s, vol XI. pp. 205-230. I have more satisfaction in this voice on our side than in that of any politician. So little am I prepared for my new fellowship! To John Jay, May 23:— My aim, while attending to all the duties of my post, will be to do something to secure a hearing for our cause; and I wish in advance to bespeak<
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)
rs from citizens of other States may be named those from Theodore Sedgwick and John Jay of New York, Timothy Walker of Cincinnati, Charles J. Ingersoll of Philadelphihigs all over the State, and many of them think you will not speak at all. John Jay wrote to him, July 5, a letter from New York, which reviewed at length the sitsession to close without a full discussion on his part of the slavery question. Jay was a student of public opinion, with ample time at his command; and among all Sme seems to have entered more sympathetically into his character and career. On Jay's mind there was no shadow of distrust; but he revealed frankly the distrust whiians, who were hoping to find in Sumner a man as time-serving as they had been. Jay thought his failure to speak during the session would lose him his prestige withs as Stanton and John Van Buren has excited no surprise. Sumner replied to Mr. Jay, July 8:— I thank you for your watchful friendship. Had I imagined the
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)
h to the Fugitive Slave law, which he thought practically dead, the enemy had been pushing its plans of propagandism, and that the extension of slavery was the impending issue. He only erred in pointing to Cuba instead of Kansas. A public dinner was given in Boston, May 5, 1853, to John P. Hale, the candidate of the Free Soilers for President at the last election; and fifteen hundred plates were laid in the hall of the Fitchburg Railroad station. Cassius M. Clay came from Kentucky, and John Jay from New York; and there was an abundant flow of eloquence from the antislavery orators of the State,—Palfrey the president, Sumner, Adams, Mann, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, Keyes, Leavitt, Pierpont, and Garrison. On the platform, besides the speakers, were Dr. S. G. Howe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Dr. Charles Beck, T. W. Higginson, Charles Allen, and Amos Tuck. Each speaker passed from a brief tribute to the guest to thoughts and inspirations suggested by his presence and care
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)
ning of their purpose to make it a slave State, Oct. 24, Nov. 5, and Dec. 31, 1853. The earliest letters Sumner received in relation to Douglas's bill were from John Jay, Jan. 16, 1854, and from Henry Wilson, January 18. C. F. Adams's letter, January 18, reviewing the political situation, makes no reference to it. To Mr. Jay beloMr. Jay belongs the credit of starting the earliest protest in New York,—the public meeting held in Broadway Tabernacle, January 30. The other Northern journals, however, were slow to recognize its import, and they delayed for several weeks—some for a month or more—to take definite ground against it. The Boston Atlas's first notice of the sth an earnestness of approval which he rarely gave to any man. Richard H. Dana, Sr., recognized the manly dignity, the calm, conscious superiority of the reply. John Jay wrote of the speech as a glorious, a most triumphant effort, commending the occasional strokes, as the calm scorn of the opening, the apt quotation from Jefferso<
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)
lieve, than it was ever the good fortune of any other antislavery speaker to make,—an impression that will last till the final jubilee. Oh, how I wish we might hope that you might strike another blow for us the next session! Sumner wrote to John Jay, March 3:— I send you a copy of a bill To protect personal liberty. now pending in Massachusetts, out of which you may draw ideas for your bill. Let me refer you also to the Michigan law; also to those of Connecticut and Vermont. In m delegation of Virginia, while most of our Northern men will be fresh. We seem to approach success; but I shall not be disappointed if we are again baffled. Our cause is so great that it can triumph only slowly; but its triumph is sure. To John Jay, October 18:— The K. N.'s here behave badly. Our contest seems to be with them. What a fall is that of John Van Buren! The ghost of 1848 must rise before him sometimes. In the summer and autumn there was another effort in Massachuse<
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)
ast upon him the office of answering Toucey, and he did it with effect. To John Jay, March 4:— I have watched closely the questions between us and England, nt Gurowski found it grand and beautiful in thought, and not less so in form. John Jay wrote: Thanks for your glorious speech, that will now thrill the American hearsure you, who do not feel that every blow on your cranium was a blow on them. John Jay wrote, May 23: You have our deepest sympathy and love in the martyrdom you ares from Philadelphia, the Barclays from Baltimore, Mrs. Wadsworth from Geneseo, John Jay from Bedford, Mr. Fish from New York and Newport, John Bigelow from New York, days later Sumner arrived in New York, where be was for the night the guest of John Jay, and where several friends, including Mr. and Mrs. Fremont, gathered in the ev heart, and were contained in two letters,—one to the governor of Vermont from Mr. Jay's house, and the other to a friend of Kansas from the steamer just before it p
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
do more to settle the slavery question than any blow ever before struck. It would at once take Cuba from the field of Mr. Buchanan's lawless desires, and destroy the aliment of filibusters; besides it would be an act of noble justice, as well as of wise statesmanship. I notice the publication of M. Guizot's memoirs, and look forward to their perusal with great interest. Remember me kindly to M. de Circourt and M. Ampere, and do not forget to commend me to Madame de Tocqueville. To John Jay, June 1, from the Vanderbilt, in the English Channel:— I have had less sea-sickness than on any previous voyage,—thanks in part to my experience, in part perhaps to the size and power of the steamer. Of my health in other respects I say nothing. I will not deceive myself or others, and yet it does seem to me as if I must in a few months longer exterminate this deep-seated trouble. The table and other arrangements have a California character; but I am glad that I came in this boat,
1 2