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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
n, and by another Englishman to have out— Sumnered Sumner. Mr. Fish, as already seen, anticipated Sumner's full approval, and he received it. Judge Hoar also wrote Sumner the day before it was signeSumner the day before it was signed, probably after it had been read in the Cabinet: I think matters with England are going to your miech and our acts will not trouble each other. Sumner wrote to Motley, August 17: I talked ovek Nation, usually critical in its treatment of Sumner, in its leader, Sept. 30, 1869, approved the s's account of differences between Mr. Fish and Sumner in April and May preceding.— Washington, Nov. 6, 1869. My dear Sumner,—On two or three occasions within the last few months Mr. Thorntoon Fish. When the vacation of 1869 ended, Sumner was in full accord with the Administration on k Herald, Dec. 29, 1869,—which shows also that Sumner was satisfied with the instructions to Motley.on those of the senator from Massachusetts. Sumner's uppermost thought at this time, so far as do[3 more.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
an adverse report from a unanimous committee. Sumner for the last two or three months of this sessithe biographer of the President, attributes to Sumner the favorable result. The correspondent of were collisions between the three senators and Sumner. April 18, Congressional Globe, pp. 2746-27ied your friendly predictions, I will resign. Sumner declined to write the letter, thinking such inrdly a better-natured man in the Senate than Mr. Sumner. Sherman, who regretted the waste of time inxtempore debate (Feb. 1, 1872, Globe, p. 760). Sumner replied a few days later, April 18. Congreew to prevent frauds in elections was pending, Sumner moved as an amendment a section striking out twish this faineant Congress would rise and let Sumner loose. I agree with him about the Chinese, anp. 459, 506, 1143-1146. It aggravated him that Sumner ignored him and let his thrusts pass in silenc Grant more than once that he ought to receive Sumner's explanation as sufficient, and adds his sole[45 more...]