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of his admirers and friends. A most wanton and brutal personal assault May 22, 1856. on Senator Sumner, of Massachusetts, by Representative Brooks of South Carolina, abetted by Representatives Kef Virginia, doubt-less contributed also to swell the Republican vote of the following Autumn. Mr. Sumner had made an elaborate speech in the Senate on the Kansas question — a speech not without gravee helpless and unconscious, till the rage of his immediate assailant was thoroughly satiated. Mr. Sumner was so much injured as to be compelled to abandon his seat and take a voyage to Europe, where,ollamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, lost, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Hamlin, Harlan, King, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Wade, and Wilson--19. 2. Resolved, That negro Slavery, as it exists in fifteen S 35. The Nays were--Messrs. Fessenden and Hamlin, of Maine, Clark and Hale, of New Hampshire, Sumner and Wilson, of Massachulsetts, Simmons, of Rhode Island, Dixon and Foster, of Connecticut, Colla
nited States, no such reconstruction is practicable; and, therefore, to the maintenance of the existing Union and Constitution should be directed all the energies of all the departments of the Government, and the efforts of all good citizens. The vote was now taken on this substitute, which was adopted, as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Anthony, Baker, Bingham, Cameron, Chandler, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Durkee, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, King, Seward, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson-25 [all Republicans]. Nays.--Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bragg, Bright, Clingman, Crittenden, Fitch, Green, Gwin, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Lane, of Oregon, Mason, Nicholson, Pearce, Polk, Powell, Pugh, Rice, Saulsbury, and Sebastian-23 [all Democrats, but two Bell-Conservatives, in italics]. Messrs. Iverson, of Georgia, Benjamin and Slidell, of Louisiana, Hemphill and Wigfall, of Texas, and R. W. Johnson, of Arkansas--who had
on, Douglas, Foster, Grimes, Gwin, Harlan, Hunter, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Latham, Mason, Morrill, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Ten Eyck, and Thomson-24. Nays--Messrs. Bingham, Chandler, Clark, Doolittle, Durkee, Foot, King, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, and Wilson--12. And then the Senate returned to the consideration of the Crittenden proposition, for which Mr. Clark's proposition, already given, See page 382. was again offered as a substitute, and voted down: Harlan, Johnson, of Tennessee, Kennedy, Morrill, and Thomson-7. Nays--Messrs. Bayard, Bigler, Bingham, Bright, Chandler, Clark, Dixon, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Gwin, Hunter, Lane, Latham, Mason, Nicholson, Polk, Pugh, Rice, Sebastian, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wigfall, Wilkinson, and Wilson--28. So the Senate, by four to one, disposed of the scheme of the Peace Commissioners, and proceeded to vote, directly thereafter, on Mr. Crittenden's original proposition, which was d
ittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harlan, Harris, Howe, Johnson, of Tenn., King, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, McDougall, Morrill, Pomeroy, Sherman, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Wade, Willey, and Wilson--30. The original amendment was then rejected, so as to strike out all these declaratory propositions, and leave the bill am, Browning, Clark, Collamer, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Harris, King, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, McDougall, Sherman, Simmons, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, and Wilson--24. Nays--Messrs. Breckinridge, Bright, Carlile, Cowan, Johnson, of Mo., Latham, Pearce, Polk, Powell, Rice, and Saulsbu Clark, Collamer, Cowan, Dixon, Doolittle, Fessenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Harris, Howe, King, Lane, of Ind., Lane, of Kansas, McDougall, Morrill, Rice, Sherman, Sumner, Ten Eyck, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilmot, and Wilson--29. The bill increasing the pay of soldiers being that day under consideration, Mr. Wilson, of Mass.
t., (Union,) killed at Belmont, 597. Brooks, James, speech on the Mexican War, 200. Brooks, Preston S., assails Senator Sumner, 209. Brown, Aaron V., sends T. W. Gilmer's letter to Gen. Jackson, 158. Brown, Albert G., of Miss., visits Bucof R. I., on Missouri Compromise, 80. Edmonds, John W., 166. Edmundson, Henry A., of Va., abettor of the assault on Sumner, 299. Edwards, Rev. Jonathan, extract from his sermon on the Slave-Trade, etc., 50; 70; 255; 501. Edwardsville, Illrge, U. S. Gunboat, blockades the Sumter at Gibraltar, 602. Keitt, Lawrence M., of S. C., an abettor of the assault on Sumner, 299; in Secession Convention, 345. Kelley, Col., of W. Va., in command of Camp Carlile, Ohio, 520; crosses to Wheelinnesville, 626. Sturgis, Major, 579;: in the battle of Wilson's Creek, 590 to 582; tries to reinforce Mulligan, 487. Sumner, Charles, 229; 231; assault on, 299. Sumter, the privateer, escapes out of the Mississippi; is blockaded at Gibraltar,
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 3 (search)
P. M. Sich is his nature. Really he should be dismissed the service for conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. Au reste, there never was a nicer old gentleman, and so boyish and peppery that I continually want to laugh in his face. I am in fear he won't be confirmed as major-general. There are some persons, the very dregs of politicians, whom he tried by court-martial, when under him, that now do all they can against his promotion. I find that politicians, like Sumner and company, have a way of saying of officers who have had their very clothes shot off their back and have everywhere displayed the utmost skill and courage, that their hearts are not in the cause, or they are not fully with us ; meaning that these officers do not happen to fully agree with every political dogma the party may choose to enunciate. I am of the opinion that the question is: Does such and such an officer fight bravely and with skill? Anyone who has been under fire will be read
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
l, 244. Spotsylvania, operations near, 104. Sprague, William, 75, 115, 188. Stanhope, Arthur Philip, Lord Mahon, 241. Stanton, Edwin MeMasters, 234, 247, 248, 264, 266; daughter, 314. Starr, James, 104. Stephenson, Sussex Vane, captain, 49. Steuart, George H., 111. Stevenson, Thomas Greely, 95, 116. Stony Creek station, 285. Stragglers and pillaging, 117, 331; Barlow and, 157; Warren and, 291. Stuart, James Ewell Brown, 18; death, 125. Summerhayes, John Wyer, 268. Sumner, Charles, 78. Surgeon, English fusileer, 115. Sutherland's station, 339, 341. Swede, a visiting, 41, 63; indignation of a, 262. Sykes, George, 34, 52, 53, 60, 80; visited, 8; at dinner, 72. Ta, the, 119. Thanksgiving Day, 278. Thatcher, Horace Kellogg, 171. Theatre, engineers', 311. Thomas, George Henry, 296. Thomas, Henry Goddard, 211. Thomas, Lorenzo, 290. Thompson, —, 130. Todd's Tavern, 103. Tompkins, Charles H., 112. Townsend, Charles, 22. Trobriand, Philippe Reg
slaveholders of the District, and then not without compensation to the owners. Has any law been passed interfering with slavery in the States? Not at all. Such a doctrine is not even in the Chicago platform. Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, Mr. Caleb B. Smith, Attorney-General Bates, Senator Wilson, and all the chief men of the Republican party repudiate it — none maintain it but professed and extreme Abolitionists, such as Gerritt Smith, Henry Ward Beecher, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Arthur Tappan, Charles Sumner, and Wendell Phillips, whose fanatical and wicked efforts, backed by all the aid they can enlist from the rank and file of pure Abolitionism, can never any more disturb or harm the institution of slavery in the States than the zephyr's breath can unseat the everlasting hills, and whose impotent assaults upon the constitutional rights of the South, and on the Constitution and the Union, not sympathized in by the great mass of the Northern people — on the contrary, expressly disavowed by n
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
nvent of St. Ursula, in Charlestown objection to Australian secret ballot how Sumner was chosen Senator constitutional convention of 1853, and rise of the know-noteed Webster in the Senate. Winthrop was the candidate of the opposition to Charles Sumner, who was loyally supported by the Coalition Democrats, or those who were elected on that ticket, with the exception of two or three. From the first, Sumner received within a very few votes of a majority, though bitterly opposed by the Hunke receiving scattering votes. The voting went on until April of that year, when Sumner lacked only two votes of an election. But the count disclosed that there had bbe a very decisive one. He believed that the scattering votes were all against Sumner, and that his vote was held to him by the party discipline of the Coalition comfraud could happen with the secret ballot. But, when the ballots were counted, Sumner was declared elected by one majority. And thus the promise of the long eel to
ries. Congress declined either to legislate slavery into any Territory or State or to exclude it therefrom, but left the people thereof perfectly free to form or regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of the United States. This act was carried through largely by the influence and eloquence of Daniel Webster, of Massachusetts, but it was his political death knell. As we have already seen, he was succeeded in the United States Senate by Charles Sumner, a declared Free-Soiler. The passage of the act caused very great and universal excitement and political agitation. In the presidential election of 1852, when Pierce and Scott were the candidates, both political parties substantially united on a platform in regard to slavery. That platform, like most platforms, was an evasion of the point actually at issue. At the election, Pierce was chosen by the vote of all but five States. Meanwhile a fruitful subject of turmoil, anxiety, an
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