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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 32 0 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
ept. 12, 1842, under the command of Alexander Slidell Mackenzie. The Mackenzie was added to his ch Commodore Stewart was President, approved Mackenzie's course. Afterwards, a court-martial, of nce of others who were in his interest, that Mackenzie's conduct, notwithstanding this judicial ving a direction to public opinion favorable to Mackenzie, which Spencer's friends were seeking to enl The legality of the means employed by Commander Mackenzie, in suppressing the mutiny, may be judgthe rule by which the responsibility of Commander Mackenzie is to be judged. But what is the rent direction from some of your results. Mackenzie was very grateful for this timely and able ve taking his seat. John Slidell, brother of Mackenzie, later a Senator from Louisiana, and afterwaend. The Judge had not the least doubt that Mackenzie was justified in the alternative he took. Hyou care to mention Judge Story's opinion to Mackenzie, I can have no objections; but, considering [5 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
cluded in his Works, as revised by himself. The entire edition of his Works, it may be remarked, is to extend to fourteen volumes, of which two are yet to be issued. He had never any sentimental aversion to the use of force as such, even when necessary to the extent of taking life. In 1842 he was earnestly in favor of decisive measures against the rebellion in Rhode Island, and of the use of the national troops for its suppression. Ante, Vol. II. p. 212. He went further in sustaining Mackenzie's summary execution of the Somers mutineers than many who did not share his peace views. Ante, Vol. II. pp. 233-237. In 1862 he advised President Lincoln not to commute the death-sentence passed upon a slave-trader, to the end that the traffic itself should be branded as infamous. When the Southern Rebellion was gathering its forces, he resisted all schemes of compromise, although well assured that their defeat involved inevitable civil war; and, during the winter of 1860-61, conferred