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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
omes so soon after my last, to announce the coming of Bancroft as our minister. You know his genius, his brilliancy, and his eccentricity. With little or no favor in Boston among his neighbors, he has risen to one of the pinnacles of his party. His wife you will remember, though you did not know her much. She is refined, intelligent, good,—a pleasant example of American womanhood. I am anxious through you to commend her in such manner as may be proper to the kindness of the Duchess of Sutherland. I think she will be more attractive than any American lady who has ever been in England. Her worth of character will commend her to your sister more than her station or personal graces. Sumner contributed to the Law Reporter in June, 1846, Vol. IX. pp. 49-66. Works, vol. i. pp. 214-240. a biographical sketch of John Pickering, in which he dwelt upon the latter's studies in philology, and his union of professional and literary labors. The sketch is inspired by a strong personal
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
berty to help keep the peace in this hemisphere. You are aware, doubtless, that the Southern statesmen sympathize with Russia; and they already speak of Our Southern islands, meaning the whole group of the Caribbean Sea. Pray think of these things. For myself, I shall fight all their machinations at every stage, and lay bare their policy; and it does seem as if at last we should have a North. I have never let you know how grateful I was to your family, and particularly the Duchess of Sutherland, for efforts in quickening our laggard public sentiment. Be sure you did a good work. Its influence was, perhaps, not commensurate with reasonable expectations; but it has entered powerfully into that combination of circumstances by which our world has been moved. Allow me to suggest two things which may be done in England, and will serve us mightily: First, we need a complete and authentic vindication of your own great Act of Emancipation in the West Indies, showing its operation, the
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)
. Lord Carlisle writes to me of his joy, after the first shock, to learn that no apprehension need be entertained for so useful and honored a life. Mr. Ingham was with me yesterday, and wanted to be informed when Congress would adjourn, as he wanted to write to you. but not to trouble you while public concerns were in your hands. The tears stood in his eyes—and scarcely stood—while he spoke of your services and your perils. R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote from London, July 25: The Duchess of Sutherland desired me to put into my note to you assurances of her warmest friendship, sympathy, and esteem; and in these the Duchess of Argyll desired to join. Lord Wensleydale desired particular remembrances to you. Lord Cranworth, Ingham, Senior, Parkes, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Elgin,—all have spoken to me of you in a manner that would delight you, I know, and recall one of the brightest periods of your life. You may imagine how they all speak of your sickness and its cause. The interest of Sum<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
ptly welcomed him to the vice-regal lodge at Dublin. the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland pressed him to become their guest at Stafford House; but he preferred the fre finish at an inn in Elgin, October 15. Afterwards he visited the Duke of Sutherland at Dunrobin Castle, Lord Aberdeen at Haddo House, Sir William Stirling at Keieakfast with Sir H. Holland; visit at Lansdowne House; visited the Duchess of Sutherland at Stafford House; declined her invitation to stay at Stafford House; dinner at Lord Hatherton's, where I met old Lord Haddington. June 25. Duchess of Sutherland took me to the Crystal Palace,—a wonder. Before going, met at Stafford House I might avoid public speaking; went to Cliveden, the villa of the Duchess of Sutherland, to pass Sunday; there were the Bishop of Oxford (Wilberforce), Gladstone, La October 13. Reached Golspie, a mile from Dunrobin, Seat of the Duke of Sutherland. at eight o'clock in the morning, where I found a carriage from the castle.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
e Earl of Carlisle, the Duchess of Argyll, Cobden, Parkes, Senior, Reeve, and others,—urging a maintenance of the existing policy, and a fresh statement of the beneficial effects of emancipation in the West Indies. He wrote to the Duchess of Sutherland, July 11:— I cannot think of the sorrow of your family from recent bereavement without breaking silence to assure you of my true sympathy. I have grieved with you, whose sensitive nature is so easily touched, and I have thought much of t He also spoke of having read an Italian criminalist whose name was not familiar to me, but whom he praised with great warmth. He told me curious chapters in Franklin's history; . . . in Lord Palmerton's, which he had heard from the Duchess of Sutherland; and an account of Lord Palmerton's giving him the particulars of his Don Pacifico speech, which he (Lord P.) said was extemporaneous, and all came from here, touching his forehead with his hand. Sumner remained in Rome from April 20 to May