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Social unity was assisted by old organizations and clubs. The Massachusetts Historical Society, founded in 1791, has long done good service in preserving the details of national and local history, Its first centenary was commemorated Jan. 24, 1891, with an oration by T. W. Higginson, and addresses by Rev. George E. Ellis and Robert C. Winthrop; and the public exercises were followed by a reception at Mr. Winthrop's house. and its succession of presidents, distinguished by the names of Savage, Winthrop, and Ellis, are an assurance of genuine merit in investigation. Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, and Henry Wilson, the last an historian as well as Senator and Vice-President, were not admitted to the Society. Richard Hildreth's History of the United States did not bring him membership while he remained in Boston, but after his removal to New York he was made a corresponding member. Sumner was not chosen a member till a few weeks before his death. James Freeman Clarke's mem
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)
ersonal affairs. In such a mood criticisms unfavorable or hostile, neglect and disfavor, lose something of their sting. What is it to an earnest laborer, whether one or ten societies recognize him by their parchment fraternization, or whether reviews frown or smile? And yet it cannot be disguised that praise from the worthy is most pleasant, and that all tokens of kindly recognition are valuable. But it is not for these that we live and labor. You inquire about our Historical Society. Mr. Savage holds the keys of that, nobody else; and he is your friend. Come home, if you wish to enter it. It seems to me a small thing to desire. J. Q. Adams's death has caused a deep and wide sensation; the magnitude of the demonstration in his honor is without precedent. Longfellow's Evangeline has a success such as has fallen to no poem of our country before. Sumner welcomed the French Revolution of 1848. He did not overlook the perils which beset it, but he had faith that its results wou
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)
hat what Sumner said two years before of the Southern people merited chastisement, showing that his criticisms of Butler were not regarded as the important matter Savage altogether ignored what Sumner had said of Butler, treating his charges against the Southern people as the real offence. Savage of Tennessee claimed that Brooks,wo days later he was the subject of eulogies in the House. His friends maintained a decorous silence as to the deed which will alone give him remembrance, except Savage of Tennessee, who, in extolling it, exalted him to an historic place by the side of Brutus. This passage. at Butler's request, was suppressed or modified in on of 1856, and Buchanan had been an apologist for the assault. (Wilson's History, vol. II. p. 490: Sumner's Works, vol. IV. p. 276.) Wilson was indignant that Savage's insult was not instantly repelled in the house; and he intended to brand it as cowardly in the Senate if he could get an opportunity. The weakness of De Witt o