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remembered. Before steam navigation had been well developed, or even before it existed at all, they sought the advantages of foreign travel for themselves and their families. They had Harvard College near by, which has at all times diffused the academic spirit in the city and its suburbs, and raised up scholars and intellectual guides, through whom a humanizing influence has been diffused over the whole community. Their style of living was sober but generous, with furniture imported from France; with specimens of art in original work or in copies, which had begun to come from foreign studios with cellars stocked with Madeira of various vintages, the favorite wine of the day, whose age and quality were the topic of much talk at the table. They dined at two o'clock, and took at seven or eight a bountiful supper, to which their friends came without ceremony. Many had country-seats in Brookline, Dorchester, Waltham, Medford, and Nahant, to which they drove in private carriages, somet
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)
ust turn our backs upon England, and repair to France. Meditating on the glowing thought of Pascal, astonishment, and hope by the great news from France,—the greatest event perhaps ever accomplished able influence, not only over the destinies of France, but the progress of civilization. I trust hestablish a property qualification; but may not France set the example of founding her republic on inrisen since your day, tells me that he regards France as a wreck. I suspect that he speaks the opinrson he had seen who had hope in the future of France. I do not disguise my anxiety. France has feFrance has fearful trials in store, the necessary incident of a transition state. She is moving from one house tsts; they have no hope. To them the future of France is full of guillotines, battles, and blood. Ient Lincoln to appoint Mr. Everett minister to France. Antagonisms growing out of the antislaverym more hopeful than people here. I believe in France, in freedom, and in progress; but I have no re[3 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
ogether. The comparative advantages of the two systems in promoting the prisoner's reformation, keeping him in good physical and mental condition, and giving him useful industrial training, were contested points. The separate system, first tried in Pennsylvania, drew the attention of European philanthropists and publicists, and their reports after personal inspection were uniformly in its favor. Among the visitors were Beaumont and Tocqueville in 1831, and Demetz and Blout in 1837, from France; Crawford, in 1834, from England; and Julius, in 1836, from Prussia. It was established in Belgium, where it is still continued in full vigor; but elsewhere in Europe the congregate or some mixed system now prevails. In this country the separate system survives only at Philadelphia. The Boston Prison Discipline Society was founded in 1825, at a time when the discussion as to the merits of the two systems had begun. Early in its existence its reports, prepared by its secretary, Rev. Loui
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
Tyler's, was in its origin and at every step a conspiracy of the aggressive and fanatical partisans of slavery to consolidate their power in the national government, and to strengthen and perpetuate their institution. It was one of the three great victories in our history won by the slaveholders over a feeble-spirited and submissive North. Texas was, indeed, a territory which might well be coveted by a people and race distinguished by a passion for empire, already fed by acquisitions from France and Spain. It was imperial in extent, fortunate in position, rejoicing in marvellous fertility, commanding the Gulf of mexico, and assuring military and commercial advantages; Sumner, in a letter to his brother George, Sept. 30, 1845, admitted that the material interests of the country might be forwarded by the acquisition, but insisted that sound morals were against it. but far different thoughts from such as appealed to a far-sighted patriotism filled the minds of Tyler and Calhoun and
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
of this legalized outrage. In the dreary annals of the past there are many acts of shame; there are ordinances of monarchs and laws which have become a byword and a hissing to the nations. But when we consider the country and the age, I ask fearlessly what act of shame, what ordinance of monarch, what law, can compare in atrocity with this enactment of an American Congress? I do not forget Appius Claudius, tyrant Decemvir of ancient Rome, condemning Virginia as a slave; nor Louis XIV. of France letting slip the dogs of religious persecution by the revocation of the Edict of Nantes; nor Charles I. of England arousing the patriot rage of hampden by the extortion of ship-money; nor the British Parliament provoking in our own country spirits kindred to Hampden by the tyranny of the Stamp Act and Tea Tax. I would not exaggerate; I wish to keep within bounds; but I think there can be little doubt that the condemnation now affixed to all these transactions and to their authors must be the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ing helped to give its author the opportunity to make it, he disapproved with much energy of expression its assertion of the doctrine of non-intervention, which in his view involved, when first proclaimed by our government, a breach of faith with France; he treated the law of nations as a humbug, and avowed his readiness to follow an unheeded protest of our government against Russian intervention in Hungary with armed resistance. He further declared his purpose to join with any party in supportr, with a condition—the disavowal of his brother's opinions—which compelled him to decline. Commonwealth, March 15, April 1 and 2, 1853. In the winter of 1852-1853 he appeared for the first time before lyceums, taking The Progress of Reform in France as his topic. Charles wrote to John Bigelow, March 26, 1853:— The post of assistant secretary of state was offered to my brother; but I write, not for any public correction of your paper, but merely for your private information. More than<
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)
th, and this principle was as applicable to territory acquired from France as to territory acquired from Mexico. If wise and just to leave onat States of Kansas and Nebraska, and rival. ling in extent Spain, France, and Italy combined. The country, North as well as South, had for ld be forever prohibited in the rest of the territory acquired from France under the name of Louisiana, so far as it lay north of thirty-six dhe noble utterance of the governor of that place to Charles IX. of France in response to the royal edict for the massacre of St. Bartholomew;nts, suggested the whole thought. But there are several writers of France who seem to me to have struck the subject to the quick, more even teditions for a century, which is very pregnant. The discussion in France at the close of the seventeenth century on the comparative merits oto consummate its mischief. The present predicament of England and France, already occupied by the war with Russia, is regarded as propitious
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
everal subjects,—as the exemption of sailors from an enforced contribution of hospital money, He renewed this proposition Feb. 2, 1860. the amendment of the laws concerning the fisheries, and mediation in the Eastern war between Great Britain, France, and Turkey on the one side, and Russia on the other. He spoke against the exclusion of Massachusetts soldiers, whom the governor refused in the War of 1812 to place in the service of the United States, from the provisions of the bounty-land bilous Germans, who aided our weakness by their military experience; upon Paul Jones, the Scotchman, who lent his unsurpassed courage to the infant thunders of our navy; also upon those great European liberators, Kosciusko of Poland and Lafayette of France, each of whom paid his earliest vows to liberty in our cause. Nor should this list be confined to military characters, so long as we gratefully cherish the name of Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the West Indies, and the name of Albert Galla
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)
se that Seward should offer such a list; and Fessenden remarking upon the universal dissatisfaction of Republicans, well known to Seward, said that he was unwilling it should go to the country that the senator from New York represented him. Two days later Sumner arrived in New York, where be was for the night the guest of John Jay, and where several friends, including Mr. and Mrs. Fremont, gathered in the evening to pay their respects to him. The next day, March 7, at noon, he sailed for France in the steamship Fulton. As the vessel left the pier, a large body of personal and political friends cheered him, and the Young Men's Republican Club of the city fired in his honor a salute of thirty-one guns. New York Tribune, March 9. His last words as he parted from the country concerned the cause which lay deeply on his heart, and were contained in two letters,—one to the governor of Vermont from Mr. Jay's house, and the other to a friend of Kansas from the steamer just before it part
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
ssociation with the literary and public men of France, and took pleasure in bringing Sumner into relI am disposed to believe them the first men in France. . . . the intelligence and education constituting the brains of France are all against the emperor, who has the ateliers and his own immediate adt. He deplored the present state of things in France, and was astonished that his country could hum lamented the mediocrity which he found now in France. Among the very young there was talent; but anow applied to the preservation of archives in France, but also which must have superintended them fr that any advantages conquered by England and France would be for the general benefit, and we shoulthe rooms. The machinery of administration in France seems to be perfect. In the evening went to Mobody, he said, could anticipate the future of France. With a people so changeable, nothing was cerange may improve my health, and wishing to see France elsewhere than at Paris; arrived at Orleans by[9 more...]
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