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d Henry Dana, A Biography, by Charles Francis Adams, vol. i. p. 71. The Boston men of that day revealed their inner thought to foreigners more than to their own public. In 1841, at a dinner where old lawyers and Ticknor were present, Lord Morpeth was struck with the desponding tone, almost amounting to treason to the Constitution, which they pronounced an utter failure, especially in respect to the election of fit men for President. Lord Morpeth's diary (Mss.). Dr. Channing and President Quincy were exceptions. The latter dissented, a day or two later, from the view taken at the dinner referred to; and the former was always full of faith and hope in democracy as a means of social improvement, guided, as he did his best to guide it, by the ethical spirit. At a dinner for Morpeth at Abbott Lawrence's, Judge Story talked high conservatism. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. p. 30. Thackeray, whose visit was a few years later, found a vast amount of toryism and donnishness eve
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)
President of the college; his predecessor, Josiah Quincy, just leaving it; John Quincy Adams, Robere lecture room. Works, vol. i. p. 384. Josiah Quincy wrote, May 15, 1847, after reading the lecmont Temple, in favor of the election of Josiah Quincy, Jr., as Mayor; Boston Atlas, Dec. 13, 184 after the high models here presented. Josiah Quincy, acknowledging the present to him of the tandetur. Truly and respectfully yours, Josiah Quincy. No. 1 Beacon Hill, Nov. 28, 1850. Palyears old, it was my fortune to listen to President Quincy's address before the Peace Society, delivnd our resources of all kinds also. To Josiah Quincy, September 2:— Mrs. Quincy's long ilMrs. Quincy's long illness had made me often think of late that the close of her beautiful life was near at hand; and yeldness or alienation of others I have found Mrs. Quincy a constant friend. Grateful to her memory,orbear offering the tribute of my grief. Mrs. Quincy's early and constant interest in Sumner has
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)
seventy-nine years of age, and had just returned from Washington after a long session of Congress, which had been extended into the severe heat of summer. He hesitated, on account of his feeble condition, to accept; and it remained doubtful until the day of the meeting whether he would be able to be present. His strong will, and an interval of strength which fortunately came to him, gave the people of Massachusetts another and last opportunity to look upon his venerable form. Coming from Quincy with his son, he took tea at Dr. H. I. Bowditch's, where were Andrew, Sumner, and others interested in the object of the meeting, and then went to the hall. He was received with loud and continued cheering as he entered, and conducted with difficulty through the crowd to the platform. Mrs. M. W. Chapman in Liberator, Oct. 2, 1846. The audience was immense, as journals of different types of sentiment concurred in reporting, packing the hall to its utmost capacity, and being the largest it
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
the four States, to vote for her admission with or without slavery; but his vote stands nay. But it would be a long work to expose his shiftless course,— everything by starts, and nothing long. Mr. Leavitt, of the Independent, talks of taking him in hand, and exposing the double dealings of his life. I wish he might do it through the Post. When you have done with the pamphlet, please return it. Of the committee who reported it were George Blake, now dead, who was a leading Republican; Josiah Quincy, Federalist, late President of Harvard College; James T. Austin, Republican, late Attorney-General of Massachusetts; and John Gallison, a lawyer, who died soon after, but of whom there are most grateful traditions in the profession. 1 admired particularly the article on Webster, written shortly after the speech. It must have been done by Mr. Dix. John A. Dix. Sumner was probably at fault in this conjecture. Aut Erasmus aut Diabolus. I cannot forbear expressing the sincere delight wi
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)
om New York, Parke Godwin from Roslyn, Mr. Pell from the highlands of the Hudson, Mr. Adams from Quincy, Amos A. Lawrence from Brookline, F. W. Bird from Walpole, R. B. Forbes from Milton, Ellis Gray ngs to prevent premature activity which might prove fatal. Letters from Wendell Phillips, Josiah Quincy, Colfax, and Seward. He was obliged to content himself with open letters, urging support ofthe city, Sumner's carriage was driven alongside of one containing A. H. Rice the mayor, and Josiah Quincy. Professor Huntington presented Sumner as one who had come, a cheerful and victorious suffeHuntington then passed into the carriage drawn by six gray horses in which were the mayor and Mr. Quincy, and the procession, mounted or in carriages, and half a mile nearly in length, moved north thChristian commonwealth, standing forth the faithful, unseduced supporter of human nature; and to Quincy, now at the age of Dandolo when he asserted in behalf of Venice the same supremacy of powers, pu
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
e heart. As many as two hundred and fifty approving letters came to Sumner within a month, and were placed among his files, from some of which extracts are given in notes to the speech. (Works, vol. v. pp. 146-174.) Among the writers were S. P. Chase, J. R. Giddings, Carl Schurz, George W. Julian, John Jay, William Curtis Noyes, Hiram Barney, Rev. Joseph P. Thompson, Gerrit Smith, Rev. George B. Cheever, Prof. Benjamin Silliman. J. Miller McKim, Frederick Douglass, John G. Whittier, Josiah Quincy (the elder), Rev. R. S. Storrs (the elder), Rev. John Pierpont, Rev. Henry M. Dexter, Prof. William S. Tyler, John A. Andrew, Francis W. Bird, Henry L. Pierce, Amasa Walker, Lydia Maria Child, Henry I. Bowditch, Neal Dow, and Chief-Justice John Appleton. The Legislature of Massachusetts, then in session, formally approved the speech in a resolution, in promoting the passage of which two members of the House—J. Q. A. Griffin and H. L. Pierce—took the lead. As in the Senate, so also a