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om the Slave States; which resulted in an address to their constituents, drafted and reported by Mr. Calhoun; which resulted in nothing. The House Committee on the District, being Pro-Slavery, of course took good care not to report as instructed above. The Territorial bill for California, foreshadowed and commended by Mr. Root's resolve, was reported by Caleb B. Smith, of Indiana, on the 20th, and that for New Mexico followed on the 3d of January, 1849. An effort (January 15), by Mr. Julius Rockwell, of Massachusetts, to make the former a special order, failed, lacking a two-thirds vote, but received the vote of nearly every member from the Free States--114 to 71. The bill was finally taken out of Committee of the Whole on the 26th of February, and engrossed for a third reading next day; when Mr. R. K. Meade, of Virginia, moved that it do lie on the table, which was decisively negatived; and then the bill passed the House by 126 Yeas to 87 Nays. Mr. Aylett Buckner (Whig of Kent
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts, (search)
thy Pickering8th to 11th1803 to 1811 James Lloyd, Jr10th to 12th1808 to 1811 Joseph B. Varnum12th to 14th1811 to 1817 Christopher Gore13th to 14th1813 to1816 Eli P. Ashmun14th to 15th1816 to 1816 Prentiss Mellen15th to 16th1818 to 1820 Harrison Gray Otis15th to 17th1817 to 1822 Elijah H. Mills16th to 19th1820 to 1827 James Lloyd17th to 19th1822 to 1826 Nathaniel Silsbee19th to 23d1826 to 1835 Daniel Webster20th to 26th1827 to 1841 John Davis24th to 26th1835 to 1840 Rufus Choate26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Isaac C. Bates26th to 28th1841 to 1845 Daniel Webster29th to 31st1845 to 1850 John Davis29th to 32d1845 to 1853 Robert C. Winthrop31st1850 Robert Rantoul. Jr31st1851 Charles Sumner32d to 43d1851 to 1874 Edward Everett33d1853 to 1854 Julius Rockwell33d1854 Henry Wilson33d to 42d1855 to 1873 George S. Boutwell43d to 44th1873 to 1877 William B. Washburn43d1874 Henry L. Dawes44th to 52d1875 to 1893 George F. Hoar45th to —1877 to — Henry Cabot Lodge53d to —189
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
e endangered. I called on him this afternoon, and had a long conversation about Cushing. Luther S. Cushing, who shortly after received the appointment of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. I expressed my opinions at length and with warmth. Rockwell Julius Rockwell. was present. This evening the Governor called at Mr. A.'s himself and renewed the subject. I feel confident that he will nominate Cushing. Tell him so. My hosts, who remember your visit with evident pleasure, leave PittJulius Rockwell. was present. This evening the Governor called at Mr. A.'s himself and renewed the subject. I feel confident that he will nominate Cushing. Tell him so. My hosts, who remember your visit with evident pleasure, leave Pittsfield on Friday morning. I shall go to Lenox, where Mrs. Ward welcomes me, and Mrs. Butler promises to read to me and ride with me; then to Stockbridge, back to Lenox, then to Newport. Write me and send me letters to Lenox. Tell Felton to write me another of his clever letters; and I wish a line from Longfellow. Howe will write, I trust. Don't think of postages. Ever thine, C. S. To Dr. Samuel G. Howe. Pittsfield, Wednesday Evening, Sept. 11, 1844. my dear Howe,—The clock is now
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)
without serious opposition. Massachusetts was, however, heard at the final stage, in brief but weighty words from Webster in the Senate, and in a speech from Julius Rockwell in the House, where the latter succeeded in getting the floor in spite of a resolute effort to suppress debate. In the session of the Massachusetts Legisla8. The division in the Massachusetts delegation upon the war bill, May 11,—John Quincy Adams and his four colleagues, Ashmun, Grinnell, Hudson, and King. Rockwell, who was absent, would have voted, if present, against the bill. who were present, as also Senator Davis, voting against it, and Winthrop and one colleague votins of citizens of Massachusetts (colored seamen) sojourning in South Carolina. Palfrey's Letter to a Friend. After the first or second ballot J. Q. Adams sent Rockwell and Ashmun with a message to Palfrey requesting him to vote for Winthrop. Winthrop declined to give any special intimation as to his policy, and referred the inq
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
seamen in Southern ports. He voted for the Texas boundary bill when standing alone, but against it when united with a bill to establish a territorial government for New mexico. He admitted the payment to Texas to be enormous, but hoped thereby to remove the only cloud on the peace of the country. The bill was carried by the lobbying of Texas scrip-holders, Von Hoist, vol. III. p. 558; Giddings's History of the Rebellion, pp. 327-332; Horace Mann's Life, pp. 303, 324. Some Whigs, like Rockwell and Mann, both of Massachusetts, who had Free Soil sympathies, were in doubt on the Texas boundary question, and gave conflicting votes. (Giddings's History of the Rebellion, p. 328; Mann's Life, pp, 316-329.) Mann, who was well disposed towards Winthrop, thought he should have been more aggressive at this time against the Southern party. Writing September 15, he said: They [the South] have never yet been properly answered. If some such man as Sumner were in the seat, he would turn the t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
my eyes are bleared with tears. God bless you ever and ever, my noble, well-tried, and eternally dear friend! Sumner's lodgings in Washington, engaged on a visit he had made there in October for the purpose, were at D. A. Gardner's, New York Avenue, between Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, on the same floor with the street. His simple breakfast of coffee, roll, and eggs was taken in his room. He took his dinner, his only other meal, at a French restaurant, where a few weeks later Judge Rockwell of Connecticut, member of Congress, and Sibbern, the Swedish minister, joined with him in a mess. He was present in the Senate Dec. 1, 1851, the first day of the Thirtysecond Congress. His colleague, John Davis, being absent from his seat, though in Washington, when the session began, his credentials were presented by Mr. Cass, whom he invited to do the service as his oldest personal friend in the body. The other senators who took the oath at the same time were Hamilton Fish of New Y
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
Soilers. Among the former were Banks, Boutwell, Hallett, B. F. Butler (since known as General Butler), W. Griswold, and J. G. Abbott; and among the latter were Wilson, Dana, Sumner, Burlingame, Charles Allen, Marcus Morton (two of the name, father and son), Amasa Walker, E. L. Keyes, Charles P. Huntington, F. W. Bird, and John M. Earle. Five of the members had been or were afterwards governors,—Briggs, Boutwell, Gardner, Banks, and Talbot. Three afterwards became United States senators, Rockwell, Boutwell, and Dawes. One (the younger Morton) became chief-justice of the State. The convention began its session May 4, and closed August 1. Robert Rantoul, father of the distinguished statesman of that name, and member of the next earlier convention of 1820, called it to order. Banks, already eminent as a presiding officer of the State House of Representatives, and since Speaker in Congress, was chosen the president. Nothing was wanting to the dignity of the assembly; its only drawb
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)
eld Republican, May 20. The Governor appointed Julius Rockwell to fill the vacant place till the election of ay of names, was presented June 22 in the Senate by Rockwell, the successor of Everett, who moved its referencennocent victim. He spoke again after a reply from Rockwell, and signified disunion as the fixed purpose of thpon the States only, he turned, while speaking, to Rockwell, and inquired whether, in the event of the duty beher mode send the fugitives back. Custom allowed Rockwell to answer or remain silent, as he saw fit; and note kept his seat. This question, casually put to Rockwell first and to Sumner next, in connection with the ln the 28th. This is related on the authority of Mr. Rockwell. Butler stated in his speech June 12, 1856 (Cont been asking all about you of quiet and amiable Mr. Rockwell, your colleague, when I took your token of rememed from forty-seven to thirty-five. He had now in Rockwell a colleague who voted with him. Seward and Foot, w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
it can triumph only slowly; but its triumph is sure. To John Jay, October 18:— The K. N.'s here behave badly. Our contest seems to be with them. What a fall is that of John Van Buren! The ghost of 1848 must rise before him sometimes. In the summer and autumn there was another effort in Massachusetts to combine all who were opposed to the aggressions of slavery under the name of the Republican party; and for a time it bid fair to succeed. Its candidate for governor was Julius Rockwell, recently Sumner's Whig colleague in the Senate. The antislavery members of the Know Nothing order joined in it, as well as a considerable body of voters hitherto Whigs. A Whig editor, Samuel Bowles, hitherto not friendly to Sumner, urged him to take a very active part in the election, writing to him as follows, October 13:— You can do more than any other man to shape the result aright. Your position, your character, your eloquence, the moral power your efforts always carry, le
ard of Trustees, chosen at the said meeting, shall continue in office until the annual meeting of the said Corporation next ensuing their choice, and until another Board are chosen in their stead, in pursuance of this Act. section 12. Be it further enacted, That the said Cemetery shall be and hereby is declared exempted from all public taxes, so long as the same shall remain dedicated to the purposes of a Cemetery. In House of Representatives, March 27, 1835. Passed to be enacted. Julius Rockwell, Speaker. In Senate, March 28, 1835. Passed to be enacted. George Bliss, President. March 31, 1835. approvedd. Samuel T. Armstrong. A true Copy. Attest. Edward D. Bangs, Secretary of thee Commonwealth. The amount paid by these proprietors to the Horticultural Society, under the articles of separation, was $4,223,42. The original cost of the land was $9,766,89. The quantity, in all, is one hundred and ten and a quarter acres, a piece having been added, on the west side, to the fir
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