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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 58 0 Browse Search
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ent 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 intervention of Prescott was necessary to restore good relations, broken in consequence of an offhand and overheard remark. The prison-discipline controversy of 1845-1847, treated lateit was a comfort to live in New York rather than in Boston. R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote to Sumner in 1851, Boston oligarchy is confined to the pavements and Nahant. Prescott wrote to Sumner in 1851 of a former period in Salem similar in character: Judge Story in his early days was exposed to much obloquy from the bitterness of party overlooking his review of Spanish literature, it is doing no injustice to Ticknor's rank in letters to say, that, unlike his contemporaries in Boston,—Bancroft, Prescott, Longfellow, and Holmes,—he has as an author left nothing of permanent interest to mankind. His social success abroad has been noted as a mystery, and referred,
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)
husiastic approval came from friends, including W. H. Prescott and Chancellor Kent. Dr. Howe wrote:— I cant acceptable to pupils and to all the professors. Prescott's Peru is printed; he is joyous, and even talks ofeducation; the literary success of his friends,—of Prescott, who early in the summer of 1847 published his Perwill be a most important contribution to science. Prescott's heart seems to shrink before his vast stores of umner always found a welcome with the family of W. H. Prescott, Longfellow in his diary, May 20, 1846, gives an account of one of the dinners at Prescott's where Sumner was present. Sumner was at this time calling at went in 1849 with Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortley to Prescott's, at Nahant. These opportunities to talk over Eng, drive with them to the suburbs, and take them to Prescott's and Longfellow's. He had pleasant meetings in Bos also plodding at his history of the Revolution. Prescott, with whom I dined a day or two since, professes i
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)
no confidence, broken no ancient ties of friendship, nor turned against a benefactor. His sole favors from Winthrop were the courtesies bestowed on himself and Prescott, as fellow-visitors to Washington; and these were such only as a public man bestows on distinguished constituents without expectation of personal service or loyaed a withdrawal of an acceptance from one of them when he found Sumner was to be present, although he was not at all in politics, and had no personal grievance. Prescott, of gentler mood than his neighbors, though with no more sympathy than they in Sumner's themes, still welcomed him in his home on Beacon Street and to his summeir to all adversaries. but I think they proceed from some misconception of my true position. The party, soidisant Abolitionists, reject me for my shortcomings. Prescott shakes his head because I have anything to do with the thing. His insensibility to it is a perfect bathos. This is wrong; I wish you would jar him a little on
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)
a careful analysis of documents and of unquestionable facts you have shown the aggressive character of the mexican War, and still further the foul slaveholding motives in which it had its origin. I think that the just historian hereafter will be compelled to adopt your views, and to hold the war up to the indignation and disgust of posterity. I am very anxious that a history of the Mexican War should be written in the spirit of peace. Some time ago an application was made to my friend Mr. Prescott, and I think also to Mr. Bancroft, to write the history of the second Conquest of Mexico; General Scott's papers were to be placed at their disposal. They have declined. I am glad of it. I would not have them soil their pens by such work unless they can see it as an occasion for diffusing the principles of peace. I long to see history written in the spirit of human brotherhood. There would then be no pompous efforts to make war attractive; but it would be always exposed as an assault
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
ory, 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. Websterandfather, who seems to have seen much of the great abolitionist. To Lord Morpeth, May 21:— The same steamer that takes this note will carry our friend Prescott to see and enjoy English life. In long gossips together, recently, we have talked much of you, on whose friendship he counts. . . . Our politics are full of vilgth. The odious Fugitive Slave law furnishes an occasion for agitation. It has shocked the people of New England. . . . . I have had a pleasant day or two with Prescott at Pepperell, and he has told me of his English pleasures. To John Bigelow, October 4:— Our Free Soil convention was very spirited. The resolutions ar
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)
ve of the opinions and policy of Massachusetts, with the regret that Everett had failed to represent them in a critical hour. Among those who wrote their full approval was Linus Child, who had supported Winthrop in the Whig convention in 1846. Prescott wrote, I don't see but what all Boston has got round; in fact, we must call him [Sumner] the Massachusetts senator. George Livermore, of Cambridge, a merchant and a conservative Whig, wrote, May 4:— I asked an old Whig friend to-day (one ence on our public. Pardon me for troubling you with these matters. I know your interest in the cause; and it has occurred to me that, personally, you may be able to touch some persons who will appreciate the hint. Not long ago I dined with Prescott at his pleasant house by the sea, and he kindly showed me a letter from you which he was very happy to have. He is hard at work on the two volumes which he hopes soon to publish. History of the Reign of Philip II. Moffat, M. P., was there,—
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)
es, with wishes for a speedy restoration, though careful to withhold an approval of his speech beyond a general concurrence in its argument. The event drew from Prescott expressions of sympathy and affection, and awakened in him almost his first interest in the political movement against slavery. He wrote, June 14: You have escor apparently observed by Sumner or any one present with him. Mr. Rice, the mayor, concurs in recollection with Professor Huntington. It may be mentioned that Prescott and his family stood, as the procession passed, on the balcony of his house on Beacon Street, waving their handkerchiefs. The next day, calling on Sumner, he sa he should have placed on his these words:— May 22, 1856. Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourished over us. In a few days Prescott sent Sumner some bottles of Burgundy and other choice products of ancient vintages. J. T. Fields's Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches, pp. 85, 86. The are
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
tis, B. F. Hallett, Judge Fletcher, R. C. Winthrop, George S. Hillard, etc.; persons, including Prescott, Bancroft, Lord Brougham, Bunsen, Tocqueville, etc. I broached to him my criminal law theories, friends with whom he had been more or less intimate, were those of William Jay, Oct. 14, 1858; Prescott, Jan. 28, 1859; His last letter from Sumner was written from Aix-les-Bains, Sept. 15, 1858. ngfellow from Montpellier, March 4, 1859:— Yes, it was your letter which first told me of Prescott's death. The next day I read it in the Paris papers. Taillandier announced it at the opening sad to think of my own personal loss. There is a charm taken from Boston. Five years after Prescott's death, when his biography was published, Sumner wrote thus from Washington to Mrs. Prescott: Mrs. Prescott: I have just read the biography of your husband, and I have mourned anew for myself the loss which was so infinite to you. The past has been revived, and I have lived over again nearly twenty ye