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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 11: (search)
ister, with her great beauty heightened by her wealth of golden hair, who created such a sensation by her magnificent dress and diamonds, represented the Diplomatic Corps. The ladies of the cabinet who were not assisting in the reception accompanied their husbands and sustained themselves admirably as representative American women. In the throng there were such distinguished persons as Gail Hamilton-Mrs. Blaine's cousin-Sydney Hyde, Mary Clemmer Ames, Miss Foote, John W. Forney, Ben Perley Poore, and many other representatives of literary circles, while Senators Fenton, Conkling, Chandler, Bayard, Morton, Ferry, Howard, Drake, Carpenter, Thurman, Edmunds, Frelinghuysen, Fessenden, William Pitt Kellogg, and hosts of others represented the Senate. Of the House, there was Wilson, of Iowa; Frye and Blaine, of Maine; Hawley, of Connecticut; Pomeroy, of Kansas; Farnsworth and Burchard, of Illinois, and many others whose names are associated with the stirring events of that era.
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
lectually of the men at the head of the bureaus of the metropolitan newspapers of to-day. Among them were such men as Whitelaw Reid of the New York Tribune; J. B. McCullough of the Saint Louis Democrat; Alexander McClure of the Philadelphia Ledger; Horace White, Mr. Sheehan, of the Chicago Times; Murat Halstead, L. A. Gobright, E. B. Wight, George A. Townsend, J. Russell Young, subsequently librarian of the Congressional Library, W. Scott Smith, Eli Perkins, Charles Lanman, Don Piatt, Ben Perley Poore, E. V. Smalley, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, and a host of correspondents who have made enviable reputations in their calling. Among the women reporters who wielded influential pens as correspondents of important newspapers were Mary Clemmer Ames, Mrs. Lippincott, Mrs. H. M. Barnum, Mrs. Olivia Briggs, Mrs. Coggswell, Mrs. and Miss Snead, and Miss Mary E. Healey. General Grant soon nominated his cabinet, retaining those who had served during his first term, with the exception of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
was also placed on the committees on private land claims and patents. His colleague, Wilson, became chairman of the committee on military affairs. Sumner, exercising the customary right of a chairman, designated as clerk of his committee Mr. Ben Perley Poore, not at the time a personal or political friend, and only an acquaintance for a short time, but supposed by long residence abroad to be specially competent for the duties,—requiring, however, Mr. Poore to ascertain whether his appointmentMr. Poore to ascertain whether his appointment would be satisfactory to Douglas and Breckinridge, the Democratic members of the committee. Boston Journal. March 21, 1871. He excluded liquors from the committee room, and caused the side-board to be removed in which they had been kept. From the beginning he was prompt in calling the committee to order, taking the chair punctually at the moment; saw to it that matters for its consideration had been well matured, and held it strictly to the business in hand. By his efficiency he kept its
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)
as translator, rather from sympathy with his misfortunes than from any service he rendered. He haunted Sumner's study at all hours, coming often in the evening and hanging on till past midnight, breaking in on important business and interrupting all work. Sumner's patience with bores was proverbial; but it had a limit, and the count passed it. One day, worn out with his constant intrusion, and smarting probably under some offensive expressions, the senator bade him leave, Perley's (B. P. Poore's) Reminiscences, vol. II. pp. 137-141.—the only time he was ever known to have shown the door to an unwelcome visitor. Gurowski in his published diary Diary, from 1861 to 1865. vented his spleen both on Sumner and on Seward, the two best friends he had in Washington, though in each case there was a grain of truth in his satire. He criticised Sumner's speeches for their minutiae of research and superfluous erudition. Diary, vol. II. pp. 56, 69, and 219. Poverty and exile had tak
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
871, and March 26, 1874, and Outlines of Men, Women, and Things, pp. 43-45, by Mrs. M C. Ames; New York World, Dec. 11. 1869: Boston Journal, March 23, 1874, by B. P. Poore; Boston Commonwealth, April 4.1868, by C. W. Slack: San Francisco Post, March 24, 1874, by R. J. Hinton; Chicago Tribune, March 20, 1871, and March. 1874, by Gwell as emergencies by Mr. Wormley. He seldom dined alone, and was in the habit of bringing from the Capitol one or two friends to take pot-luck with him,—as Ben Perley Poore, the journalist, or Henry L. Pierce, an old friend who entered the House in 1873, or any constituent who happened to be in Washington. Sumner had most coro Stanton a note with the single word stick in the body of it, which for a while had currency in political discussions. The note came into the possession of Ben Perley Poore, and was sold in 1888 at an auction in Boston to a New York dealer in autographs. The Senate began its session, March 5, for the trial of the impeachment, Ch
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)
completed his business, Dec. 3, 1809, returned shortly after to Washington, bringing his treaties. The narrative has now reached the date of Sumner's connection with and knowledge of the transactions. At the beginning of January, 1870, B. P. Poore, in a letter to the Boston Journal, puts the day as Sunday, Jan. 2, 1870, while J. C. B. Davis puts it as Dec. 31, 1869; but the precise day is immaterial. one evening when Sumner was at dinner at his own house, with J. W. Forney and B. P. PooB. P. Poore as guests, the President called. The servant informed him that the senator was at dinner, but his voice being recognized in the dining-room, the senator went himself to the door and returned with the President, who took a seat at the table, beckoning the two guests, who were about to leave, to remain. The four shortly adjourned to the library, the adjoining room. The President began the formal part of the interview with a reference to some treaties relating to San Domingo. So untutored w
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)
Kansas. All the fire of youth came back again, as those who had often heard him felt as they now listened to him. Boston Advertiser, Dec. 22, 1870. Perley (B. P. Poore) called it the most remarkable speech of his life. Boston Journal, Dec. 22, 1870. he began by saying that the resolution, though nominally one of inquiry, commrded as a great consummation. That was his idea, and that was all of it. This is the substance of the explanation of his position as given by him to Perley (B. P. Poore) and printed in the Boston Journal, Feb. 27, 1871. A fuller account is given in the same journal, Jan. 8 and 14, 1878. According to these reports he declared 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 a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
was the greatest man I have ever known, and one of the most lovable, with all his peculiarities. While at the sea-shore he received a call from Mr. Wilson, their first meeting since the latter's stroke of paralysis. He made calls in the city on the few friends to be found there during the warm season,—one of them on Henry L. Pierce, the mayor. Early in September, in company with Longfellow, he took a drive of twenty miles in Essex County, calling on Whittier at Amesbury, and dining with B. P. Poore at his house in Newbury. The same month he attended the wedding of the daughter of his friend Mr. Bird at Walpole, and passed a few days with Mr. Hooper at Cotuit. Late in the autumn he was for a day or two at Governor Claflin's in Newtonville. He met there one evening the members of a farmer's club, owners of fine villas and spacious grounds, where, inspired by their presence, he talked for an hour or more on country life, the different breeds of cattle, chiefly the English; and here,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
hard cough, which kept him awake at night and brought his host to his chamber with the offer of remedies. He wrote from Washington, December 26, to Mr. Cowdin: Major Poore dined with me last evening, and I dine to-night at the French legation; so that I shall be kept in the line of French souvenirs, so pleasant in your beautiful hr brother Henry will assure you that I am not unreasonable or impracticable. For a year and several months I have said nothing of the President,—not a word. B. P. Poore (Perley), who saw him daily, states Sumner's abstinence from reference to the President. Boston Journal, March 12, 1874. While an invalid last winter I was conne 4, 1883. He left for his home, as had been arranged, at 4.30 P. M. with Mr. Hooper, whose carriage had come at that time. Just before six Mr. Pierce and Mr. B. P. Poore found Sumner in his study. He spoke of the rumored dinner to Baez in Boston, and walked the room reprobating the idea. He had been writing letters, and when
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A noble life. (search)
anxious for peace, and do not improve proffered opportunities to achieve it. He further intimates (page 482) the possibility of a Northern insurrection. Ben Perley Poore, in Reminiscences of Lincoln, collected and edited by Allen Thorndyke Rice (page 248), shows Beecher's censures of Lincoln, and so do Beecher's editorials inthheld from the public. Whitney, in his On Circuit with Lincoln (page 424), tells of these suppressed letters. See, too, his pages 422 to 424, et seq., and Ben Perley Poore, in Reminiscences of Lincoln (page 223), and Kasson, in Reminiscences of Lincoln (page 384), all in confirmation of Stanton's estimate and treatment of Linco insulting behavior when they met five years earlier, of which meeting Stanton said that he had met him at the bar, and found him a low, cunning clown. (See Ben Perley Poore, in Reminiscences of Lincoln, page 223.) Miss Ida Tarbell, in McClure's Magazine for March, 1899, tells the story of this earliest manifestation of Stanton's
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