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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)
nce with Sumner began on this anniversary. It has been stated that Seward and John Van Buren were on the platform when the oration was delivee demonstrative eloquence. Similar commendation came from William H. Seward, John A. Kasson, Rev. Convers Francis, and E. P. Whipple. m he had been interested as a boy,—George E. Baker, Editor of W. H. Seward's Works. just elected a member of the legislature of New York,— en, and the blessings of Heaven will reward such efforts. William H. Seward wrote Dec. 16, 1846 (his first letter to Sumner), of the samestined to a life of great honor and usefulness. A letter from Mr. Seward in May, 1848, shows his estimate of Sumner at that time. Sumner had made some suggestions as to the revision of Seward's oration on John Quincy Adams. Mr. Seward replied:— You will perhaps wonder at Mr. Seward replied:— You will perhaps wonder at the deference I pay you; but I pray you to believe that it comes from a profound respect for your judgment as a scholar and as a moralist. 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)
concourse of citizens, received little attention from the public journals, which dismissed it in a brief paragraph or with unfriendly comments The Atlas was brief and the Advertiser cool. Sumner was a member of the committee appointed to issue an address and serve as a committee of vigilance to protect persons in danger of abduction. A pamphlet was issued containing the speeches at the meeting. the committee's address, and sympathetic letters from Gerrit Smith, R. W. Emerson, and William H. Seward. The address was probably prepared by Andrew, with touches from Sumner. It will be observed that the managers and speakers were either Abolitionists, or Whigs who had lost caste in the party on account of their radical opposition to slavery. The manufacturers, capitalists, and old politicians kept away; to them not even the name and sanction of the illustrious statesman who presided could make the occasion respectable. Pearson, in defending himself and his captain against the free u
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)
ted against the Free Soilers, appeared in the Boston Advertiser, September 14. He was in or near Boston a week. speaking twice in the city (once in company with Seward at Faneuil Hall), and also at Dedham, Dorchester, Cambridge, and Lowell. His speech was not on a high level, and gave no promise of leadership in the antislavery conflict. Seward's more serious treatment of the slavery question on the evening they spoke together started a train of reflections in the mind of the future President. (Seward's Life, vol. II p 80 ) The stress of Lincoln's argument was on the point that the Free Soilers were a party of one idea or principle, good enough in itSeward's Life, vol. II p 80 ) The stress of Lincoln's argument was on the point that the Free Soilers were a party of one idea or principle, good enough in itself, but not broad enough to found a party on,—an objection urged with equal force against the Republicans, who twelve years later made him President. By a curious turn of politics, the men whom he came to Massachusetts to oppose—Sumner, Adams, Wilson, Andrew, Dana, and Burhngame—became his supporters in the election of 1860 an
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
of New Mexico in 1859 established slavery. Von Holst, vol. III. p. 500, note. Not content with assumptions and with votes against the prohibition, He voted, June 5, 1850, against applying the prohibition to Utah and New Mexico, when moved by Seward. Webster's Works, vol. v. pp. 382, 383. he undertook to belittle it by arts of speech, by offensive and disparaging epithets. In his first public statement of his new position, and in later speeches and appeals to the public, he made light of d official power in the direction of his Seventh of March speech. That speech carried the Compromise measures, but it made also a political revolution in Massachusetts. If Webster had spoken as he had hitherto always spoken, if he had spoken as Seward and Chase spoke later in the same month, he would have remained in the Senate; or if he had by choice passed from it, he would have been succeeded by Winthrop. That speech, and what he said and did afterwards in the same line, called Sumner, a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
Soilers and Democrats to combine, but altogether right and honorable to return human beings to bondage. The document enclosed waste of mercantile interest, being Seward's speech in favor of national aid to the Collins line of steamships. a prominent ship-master, offered his vessel to carry back a fugitive. The capital, the societribution of the spoils. April 25. The antislavery people through the free States received the tidings with profound gratitude. Their leaders—Chase, Giddings, Seward, the Jays, Whittier, Bryant, Parker, Parker's letter is printed in his Life by Weiss, vol. II. pp. 111, 112. and many more— sent hearty messages of congratulwere in morals, not in politics. Now I hope you will show that you are still in morals although in politics. I hope you will be the senator with at conscience. Seward wrote: I take new courage in the cause of political truth and justice when I see a senator coming from Massachusetts imbued with the uncompromising devotion to fr
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)
d Sumner's marks are found in Seward's books. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 204. and from Wade, who w has not been in his seat since the first day. Seward is a very remarkable man; Berrien, a very effeeech, to extricate himself from the platform. Seward's policy is to stick to the Whig party, no actSumner], and Mangum behaved like a Christian. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 182. His preparation, whi of Rhode Island, Davis, Dodge, Foot, Hamlin, Seward, Shields, Shields behaved gallantly. His rreason of the baffled attempt to suppress it. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 190. Sumner, Upham, and W, Dodge of Wisconsin, and, most marked of all, Seward Sumner says, in a note to his Works (vol. III. p. 93), Seward was absent, probably constrained by his prominence as a supporter of General Sco Supreme Court in the Van Zandt case, in which Seward was associated with him as counsel; and he madmeaning under euphemistic phrases,—never, like Seward, substituting labor and capital for free and s[18 more...]
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)
Democratic party in its national convention. Seward, who meant to remain a Whig whatever course hin opinions and his confidential relations with Seward, was thought to be less likely than his Democrot support the candidate. This is good. . . . Seward says there will be no resolutions at the Whig ise for once in observing political currents. Seward, disappointed at the rejection of his counselsn extract from a letter to Sumner is given. Seward wrote, Nov. 9, 1852:— I have your note allustrations from English and French history. Seward wrote: I have read your argument to prove the t in matters outside of the slavery question. Seward wrote, May 19, 1853: I trust that you will seiinted in the Boston Commonwealth, May 6, 7, 9. Seward wrote, May 19:— I read your speech at theen something of our new President, Pierce. Seward, March 30, 1853, after calling with Sumner on not a deep depth under the graceful exterior. Seward's Life, vol. i. p. 202. and have found him an[4 more...]<
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)
D. S. Dickinson's magnanimous conduct towards Seward. Sumner wrote to E. L. Pierce, Jan. 13, 1854:te when its repeal was moved in the Senate. Seward's Works, vol. III. p. 432. His letter of Jan.tories. Curiously enough, the names of Chase, Seward. and Sumner do not appear on the call of the f the Appeal, though he had not signed it; but Seward, taking no part in the discussion, moved an adjournment when Sumner had resumed his seat. Seward was careful not to assume any responsibility f and he was careful not to give it publicity. Seward wrote, January 4: Everett was on the Douglas chern Whig senators and representatives. Wade, Seward, Chase, and Sumner, standing alone for the fre provision for Batchelder's widow. Sumner and Seward, members of the committee, dissented in a minoriod has been referred to. Ante, p. 13. Mrs. Seward wrote, June 10— I read your speech onns. Chase read it with delighted admiration. Seward thought it a noble one, and its merits as an a[18 more...]
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)
Thus the evening went on. It was eleven when Seward rose. He spoke in his characteristic style, al sympathy with its principles and methods. Seward had just been re-elected senator against the o. Works, vol. III. pp. 529-547. Fessenden, Seward, and even Cooper, now voted with Sumner, but F down the steps of the Capitol in company with Seward, who was enjoying a cigar after the long confilas, March 30. At Auburn he was the guest of Mr. Seward, who introduced him to the audience with generous praise. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 250. Mr. Seward, supposing Sumner was about to visit thMr. Seward, supposing Sumner was about to visit the West, wrote March 26, and pleasantly besought a sojourn in Auburn. Pray stop and spend a week, or some days or a (lay with us. Mrs. Seward would command, Mrs. Worden enjoins, and I solicit that plhich was made during the entire contest. Mrs. Seward, who never failed in affectionate interest,the promotion of this great and good work. Seward wrote, November 9:— I see that Massachus
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)
ere Jones of Iowa (chairman), Clay of Alabama, Seward of New York, and Thompson of New Jersey. On C models. Works, vol. IV. pp. 137-249. Like Seward, Sumner wrote out his longer speeches in advanny espoused by Douglas, and supporting that of Seward, which was the admission of Kansas as a State the dominant arrogance startled timid minds. Seward was accustomed to take insults in silence, majority moved a committee of investigations, Seward himself should make the motion. Wilson's Ri82, 483. Seward's Life, vol. II. pp. 271-274. Seward's speech, June 24, Congressional Globe, App. plous. I have never thought he would recover. Seward wrote, August 17: Sumner is contending with death in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 287. Though quickly prostrated by him for the committee on foreign affairs; but Seward desired that place, and moved in the Senate thebate, March 9, Hamlin expressed surprise that Seward should offer such a list; and Fessenden remark[39 more...]
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