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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)
sition or any dismemberment of Mexico. Feb. 22, 1847. Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. p. 589. Though holding Tyler and Polk responsible for the war, he was milder in his censure of the Administration than his colleague Hudson, and other associates already named, particularly in putting upon Mexico a considerable share of the blame and responsibility both before and after the final rupture. Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. pp. 527, 528, 575, 576. He condemned Mexico's refusal to receive Slidell as a minister. But that refusal was justified by the National Intelligencer Jan. 17, 1848, and has been approved by Von Holst in his History, vol. III. pp. 200-208. 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 voti
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)
mner had already in executive session opposed successfully Slidell's proposition to abrogate this treaty. His speeches defeantion to the assault was not to last. On Tuesday, May 27, Slidell, Toombs, and Douglas made explanations called out by Sumneee senators, however, took occasion to add some comments. Slidell stated that being in the anteroom conversing with Douglas, remembered that, twelve years before, Sumner had defended Slidell's brother for his conduct in The Mutiny of the Somers, and that afterwards Slidell himself had gratefully recognized his chivalrous and zealous advocacy. Ante, vol. II. pp. 233-238. The New York Evening Post, March 12, 1858, commented on Slidell's ungrateful conduct towards Sumner in a leader, the text of which was the permanent insanity of Slidell's brother, resulting from a blow on the head which was inflicted by a ruffian ail or military service,— Jefferson Davis, Toombs, Iverson, Slidell, Mason, Hunter, Clingman, Cobb, Orr, and Keitt. A profo
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)
tely betoken the revolution in popular sentiment. He was now one of twenty-four Republicans, instead of one of three Free Soilers, as when he first entered the Senate. On the other side were thirty-seven Democrats and two Americans, with two vacancies in the representation of Democratic States. He was assigned to the committee on foreign relations, the place to which he naturally belonged from the first, with Seward as his only Republican associate; the other members were Mason, Douglas, Slidell, Polk, and Crittenden, with only the last of whom had he any personal relations. He was welcomed by the Republican senators; but there was no change for the better on the part of the Democratic senators, Northern or Southern. Notwithstanding what he had passed through, they withheld all expression of sympathy or welcome. Seward, however, who, absent in Europe when the session began, did not take his seat till after the holiday recess, had hardly a more friendly reception. As to the m