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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 1: Ancestry. (search)
. 4, 1608. William, his only son and heir, from whom descended Charles Sumner, in the seventh generation, was baptized in St. Edburg, Jan. 27s the father of Charles Pinckney Sumner, and the grandfather of Charles Sumner. The following are reliable authorities concerning the genealogy of the Sumner Family: Memoir of Increase Sumner, Governor of Massachusetts, by his son, William H. Sumner: together with a genealogy of tldren. The Jacob or Jacobs family,—the maternal ancestors of Charles Sumner,—begins with Nicholas Jacob, who came to this country from Hinga, married a descendant of Governor William Bradford, from whom Charles Sumner is thus descended. Martha Hersey, a sister of Mrs. Relief Sumns Relief, who was born, Feb. 29, 1785, and became the mother of Charles Sumner. The Jacob family were generally farmers, residing in Hingham,f them discharged important civic trusts. The grandfather of Charles Sumner. Job Sumner was born in Milton, April 23, 1754. The house o
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
l 1867; Rev. Dr. Leonard Woods; and John Pickering. Charles Sumner's tributes to Mr. Pickering are well known. Biographivigor losing from the aid they give. This is quoted by Charles Sumner at the close of his address, Are we a nation, deliverew, Whittier, Holmes, and Lowell. Leaving college, young Sumner accepted the place of an assistant in the Billerica Academ An intimate friendship had grown up in college between Sumner and Joseph Story, of Marblehead, who was two years his jund. Their letters are playful, and hopeful of the future. Sumner's letters refer to books and poems he had read, as Hogarth Pastoral Ballad, and some pieces in Enfield's Speaker. Sumner did not persevere as a teacher. In 1797-98 he passed nears, which made sharp divisions in society in those days. Mr. Sumner, in company with Richard Sullivan and Holder Slocum, waberal eye, seek private interest in the common weal. Mr. Sumner did not become actively interested in politics till 1803
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
h a boy's humor he begins with this title: A Chronological Compendium of English History, by Charles Sumner. Copyright secured. Boston, 1825. This abstract, probably begun at his father's suggestio of Cambridge and Chelsea together contain, in addition, nearly 70,000 inhabitants. contained in Sumner's early boyhood only about 40,000. It retained its town organization until 1822, its citizens end culture of New England. Among such a people, and with such surroundings, the boyhood of Charles Sumner was passed. The boy's life was not wholly within the city; he sometimes visited his mater that you wish to employ some lads in your institution at Middletown. I have a son, named Charles Sumner, in his fifteenth year, and large of his age, but not of so firm and solid a constitution ase gives Mr. Webster and Judge Story as his own references) is as follows:— My oldest son, Charles Sumner, is desirous of being admitted a member of the Military Academy at West Point. He will be f
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 4: College Life.—September, 1826, to September, 1830.—age, 15-19. (search)
printed syllabus of leading dates and events. Sumner attended, in his Sophomore year, the French coor, when of cotton or linen fabric, of white. Sumner wore a buff-colored waistcoat, which encounterhibition (April 28, 1829), Frost, Andrews, and Sumner were assigned parts in a Greek dialogue, respeion (May 4, 1830), Bryant, Gardiner, Kerr, and Sumner had parts in a conference; namely, A Comparatiwas somewhat below that of another classmate. Sumner was not one of the sixteen. He was chosen am their number. They were Hopkinson, Stearns, Sumner, Browne, Warren, Worcester, Appleton, Carter, like Abelard and Eloisa on their monument. Sumner competed for the Bowdoin prize in his Senior y the chapel before the students and officers. Sumner read his in the usual indifferent way, very ra in this world, but grief and woe? Some of Sumner's classmates have, since his death, sketched her the beginning of the alphabet, I was not in Sumner's sections, except when, for sake of variety, [38 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 5: year after College.—September, 1830, to September, 1831.—Age, 19-20. (search)
ess. Tower wrote, June 5, I rejoice with you, Sumner, in your late success. I wish I could take yoll bear him well on in the track of honor. Sumner neglected no opportunity to listen to the bestay) evening at Quincy Hall. A few days later, Sumner went to Salem, as Browne's guest, and attendeds,—law-students and young lawyers. Among them Sumner was present. I recollect how delighted he wasght. Browne wrote to Stearns, May 23, 1831. Sumner feels unutterably on the subject, and he is prril 6, 1853 Works, Vol. III. pp. 212-214. Sumner and the classmates with whom he had been intimm; almost the only one. Macte nova virtute Sumner's letters to Tower and Stearns, which are presis thoughtful letter, which must have affected Sumner's immediate purpose, and probably his whole fues and books, andirons and paper, sunlight and Sumner; in short, a common resting-place for all the 3, 508-511, refers to Mr. Webster's course on this question. Your true friend, Charles Sumner.[19 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
ism. This was a healthy discipline for one of Sumner's tastes and habits of study, and he profited a young lawyer of marked ability. Both saw in Sumner a student of large promise, and became at onceill one of the leaders of the bar. who entered Sumner's class in the spring of 1832, and whose acqua mind to the injury of its creative power; and Sumner, perhaps, gathered his knowledge too fast for of rejoicing to him and his heirs. It was Sumner's purpose to leave the Law School in July, 183e attraction at this time proved stronger with Sumner than even his books. Miss Frances A. Kemble,rwards, during a visit to Berkshire County. Sumner visited, while a student in the Law School, bun, and that my mother foresaw a future for Charles Sumner. It was during his law-studies that Judgeears before my father at Harvard; and when Charles Sumner entered the Law School, my father took an ry, in which he pressed the Christian faith on Sumner's attention, and began thus: My knowledge of y[61 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
nished his studies at Cambridge in Dec., 1833, Sumner entered as a student, Jan. 8, 1834, His fatreface will do you, as well as them, good. Sumner's contributions to the Jurist at this time wern and a half). With the dispatch of these days Sumner would, by the time he then reached Hartford, hterary tastes. Dr. Blake's reminiscences of Sumner at the time of this visit were printed in the many marks of friendly attention from him. Sumner had through life a profound respect for Mr. Biharm. My father was exceedingly fond of Mr. Sumner from his youth. He knew all about him, somee W. Phillips,—and the two guards alternated. Sumner was a private in the second guard; and, armed coln was the son of Governor Lincoln, for whom Sumner's father cherished a lively gratitude. Ante, ed himself in the preliminary arrangements for Sumner's admission. Letters. To his familysurance Co., 8 Peters' Reports, p. 555; 8 c. 1 Sumner's Reports, p. 218. argued by Selden, of New Yo[18 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
The culture and friendliness of Hillard and Sumner attracted many callers,--not only the other tehe care of the publication of this book to Charles Sumner, Esq., the reporter of the decisions of thu, my friend; that is, not to labor too hard. Sumner himself afterwards thought that he had given tellor had made a visit to Boston, during which Sumner was attentive to him, taking him to Trinity Che, he used to say, I am married to Europa. Sumner was at this time much attracted to law studentance (if it can be called by that name) with Mr. Sumner was made when I was a Sophomore, messing at our new duties? Good-by. Yours ever, Chas. Sumner. If Dr. Julius comes to Boston, I wis. With great respect, I am yours truly, Chas. Sumner. To Jonathan C. Perkins. Boston, July The son of Judge Howe, and a fellow-student of Sumner in the Law School. and his party's names on thn,—a tale of which William Austin, a friend of Sumner's father, was the author. That I am the missin[74 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
vation. Dr. Lieber, who joined heartily in Sumner's plans, gave him elaborate advice, specifyingth the exception of Dr. Lieber and Mr. Daveis, Sumner's friends did not encourage his proposed enterWaterston writes: — I perfectly remember Sumner's deciding to go to Europe, and that my father opposed it. He feared Sumner would be spoiled. I do not recall what Judge Story's opinion was; buat going against the President's approval. Sumner's professional savings—and he had no other reskind hearts went with you. Felton wrote to Sumner's father a few weeks later:— You judge reelings unceasingly cherished, that man is Charles Sumner. He has long been very dear to me; and nobefore the public. As ever, faithfully, Chas. Sumner. To Dr. Francis Lieber. New York, Dec. Faithfully and affectionately yours, Charles Sumner. To William Frederick Frick, Baltimoree, Faithfully and affectionately yours, Chas. Sumner. To Professor Simon Greenleaf, Cambridg[12 more...
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 10: the voyage and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. (search)
age and Arrival.—December, 1837, to January, 1838— age, 26-27. This memoir, for the period of Sumner's absence from the country, must be confined chiefly to selections from his letters, and a journince I left New York for Havre in the ship Albany, Captain Johnston. Described in a letter of Sumner to Judge Story, Dec. 25, as a man of science and veracity. My passage had been taken, and my bil left the wharf about noon, Dec. 8, and, while she was being towed by a steamer down the harbor, Sumner wrote letters to Judge Story, Hillard, and his brother George. A fresh breeze then took the vesevening of the 25th, the captain descried dimly Start Point, in Devonshire; and the next morning Sumner saw Cape Barfleur, about fifteen miles to the right, –his first glimpse of Europe, and the first leave its immense fund of interest for the intelligent traveller unexhausted. The cathedral Sumner visited Rouen and its cathedral some years afterwards, March 21 and 22, 1857. is the great lion <
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