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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
ongregational), Vol. II. pp. 42-48, containing an account by Josiah Quincy. Memorial of Abigail Stearns. Boston, 1859. To both Mr. Pemberton and Rev. Mr. French Major Sumner wrote with earnestness concerning the education of his son, laying much stress on his manners as well as his progress in knowledge. To the former he wce, and lamenting his own pecuniary misfortunes, he relied upon a loan from a friend. But, soon after, the boy was taken from the school. On Oct. 9, 1788, Ma or Sumner, then in Boston, wrote to Mr. Pemberton,— I like the appearance and improvement of Master Charles, for the short time he has been with you, very much; and aonsider him as such. On himself will depend his fate. I hope he will do you honor. On Dec. 14, 1788, eight months before his death, A few months after Major Sumner's death, his brother, Dr. Seth Sumner, was appointed guardian of the boy. he wrote from Savannah to his agent in Boston, expressing great pleasure at Charles's