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ild, and Norton families were connected by marriage; and Mr. Eliot was a near kinsman of the Curtis family. Similar ties by blood and marriage united the Sears, Mason, Warren, Parker, and Amory families, and also the Shaw, Sturgis, Parkman, and Perkins families. Another group was the Sturgis, Perkins, Cabot, Forbes, Cary, Gardiner, and Cushing families. The different groups were often connected by kin or close friendship. Sumner was for a time, at an earlier period, shut out from one house oPerkins, Cabot, Forbes, Cary, Gardiner, and Cushing families. The different groups were often connected by kin or close friendship. Sumner was for a time, at an earlier period, shut out from one house on Beacon Street merely for complimenting, in a lawyer's office, the editor of a magazine who had reviewed a domestic controversy already before the public in judicial proceedings. The head of the family, learning the circumstance from a relative who, unobserved, was within hearing, shortly after returned a subscription paper which Sumner had sent to him, with the reply that no papers would be received from one who had approved an attack on his family. Ante, vol. II. pp. 254, 255. The interve
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
He was defeated, killed, and now is detected. He deceived half the North, but they are undeceived. He does not stand as he did six months ago. Adams's Biography of Dana. p. 286. The Compromise was promptly approved in a public letter to him, signed by several hundreds of the most conspicuous citizens, Boston Courier, April 3, 1850; Boston Advertiser, April 3. The last—named newspaper, by a slip of the pen, called the signers Mr. Webster's retainers.—among them merchants like Eliot, Perkins, Fearing, Appleton, Haven, Amory, Sturgis, Thayer, and Hooper; lawyers like Choate, Lunt, B. R. Curtis, and G. T. Curtis; physicians like Jackson and Bigelow; scholars like Ticknor, Everett, Prescott, Sparks, Holmes, and Felton; divines like Moses Stuart and Leonard Woods. Its passage was signalized by the firing of one hundred guns on the Common. Webster's partisans, such was their intensity of feeling, very soon obtained the mastery of the Whig organization of the city, and compelled
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
s treasures of antiquity and art, renewing his memories of his earlier visit, and cared for by his affectionate hosts. He witnessed the ceremonies of Easter; listened in St. Peter's to the Miserere from the Doria gallery; was greatly interested in the bronze doors for our national Capitol, still in the studio of Rogers, to whom he suggested persons and events for commemoration; talked earnestly with Story and with Hamilton Wild of statuary and paintings; met other friends from Boston,—Edward N. Perkins, Turner Sargent, J. L. Motley, Miss Emma Weston, and Hawthorne, then writing his Marble Faun; passed many hours in studios,—those of Story, Rogers, Overbeck, Cranch, Lehman, Hosmer, Ives, and Page; made a melancholy visit to that of Crawford, which still held the artist's unfinished works; gathered a stock of photographs at Macpherson's; visited with Bemis galleries and churches and studios. The latter wrote in his journal: He talked with Page about art, and evidently made an impressi