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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 16: events at home.—Letters of friends.—December, 1837, to March, 1839.—Age 26-28. (search)
ply to James T. Austin, a defender of the deed. Pennsylvania Hall, then recently erected by the abolitionists in Philadelphia, was burned by a pro-slavery mob. Dr. Channing was replying to Henry Clay's defence of slavery. Letter to Jonathan Phillips, 1839. Channing's Works, Vol. V. pp. 7-106. The Graves-Cilley duel, between a Southern and a Northern member of Congress, was fought. The North-eastern boundary dispute was waxing warm, and there was much wild talk, particularly in the State of Maine, of war with England. A graver difficulty had arisen at another point on our frontier. The burning of the Caroline on the American shore by the British authorities—her offence being that she had been freshly used for hostile purposes by Canadian insurgents— inflamed public feeling against Great Britain, and raised vexed questions concerning the inviolability of national territory, and the jurisdiction of courts over acts assumed by a foreign government. The restriction or prohibition
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
ory, was sent to him. Sumner was his guest at Castle Howard, in 1857. 2 Vigo Street, March 5, 1839. my dear Morpeth,—. . . I have read with sorrow the intimations in this morning's Times, with regard to certain alleged disturbances in the State of Maine; Relating to the North-eastern Boundary dispute, which was finally determined in 1842, by the Treaty of Washington. which, that vehement journal supposes, must lead to some decisive measures,—even war on the part of your Government. There XIV. All who have read Edward Everett's message As Governor of Massachusetts. about the Maine disturbances are much pleased with it, it compares so finely with the undignified, illiterate, and blustering document of Fairfield. Governor of Maine. When I read the latter, I felt ashamed of my country. By the way, Lord Holland spoke kindly of Governor Everett, whom he called Dr. Everett,— he did not know that he was Governor. I had a great deal of conversation about George III. and Lord <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 19: Paris again.—March to April, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
he affair of the Caroline. Partisans on both sides were indulging in recriminations and threats of hostilities. The State of Maine had erected forts along its frontier, and armed a civil posse to maintain possession of the disputed district. The civer, was much contested by the parties. Great Britain, under her interpretation, asserted title to the northern part of Maine,—a pretension stoutly resisted by the United States. The conflicting claims were considered in 1814 in the negotiations h alleged rights for supposed equivalents. The United States gave up a large territory, for which it compensated the State of Maine by the grant of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars and the payment of the expenses of its civil posse. Mr. Webste they find any thing in Boston like that. Strange things I may tell of Brougham. I have talked with him much about our Maine affair. It shall be discussed! said he, with an oath, when I told him that all we wanted was to have the subject looked
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
s brother George, Florence, Italy. Boston, Friday Evening, Oct. 30, 1840. dear George,—Politics are raging; newspapers teem with stump speeches, election reports, and inflammatory editorials. Banners are waving in our streets; the front of the Atlas office is surrounded by earnest crowds. The Whig Republican Reading-room, in Scollay's Building, Pemberton Hill, is wreathed with flags and pennons. This very day the Presidential election takes place in Pennsylvania and Ohio; on Monday in Maine; in one fortnight we shall know who is to rule over us for the next four years. Without lending myself to the exulting anticipations of the Whigs, I can no longer hesitate to believe that Van Buren will lose his election, and by a very large majority. I fear the coming six months will be a perfect Saturnalia in our poor country: the Whigs, elated with success, hungry by abstinence from office for twelve years, and goaded by the recollection of ancient wrongs, will push their victory to the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
two young green girls under such ancient escort. I have been to-night with Howe to make a call at Savin Hill. Mann's oration is in press. I have read the proof. It is powerful and in pictures, but in a vicious style. Its drapery is like that of Paul Veronese, —heavy, sumptuous, sometimes tawdry, but always of golden tissue. To George S. Hillard. July 22, 1842. dear Hillard,—I was interrupted in the middle of the last sentence by Judge Ware, Judge Ashur Ware, of Portland. of Maine, who inquired after you. I am in the midst of the ——business, which I am doing as well as I can. Stay away as long as you can be contented. The packet came, but with no letter for anybody from Longfellow.—Here I was interrupted again by a succession of duties, among other things a little affair about a mortgage. Last evening Howe and I rode to Felton's. My only missive By the last foreign mail. was from Milnes, who speaks warmly of Tennyson. . . . You will see the death of Sismond
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
and Nations; December, 1843; Vol. VI. p. 380. and The University of Heidelberg. December, 1843; Vol. VI. p. 381. In 1844, he contributed the following: Wallace's Reporters; January, 1844; Vol. VI. pp. 425, 426. Reports of the State of Maine; March, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 519. Ray's Report on Insanity; March, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 520. The Number Seven; April, 1844; Vol. VI. p. 529-541. The Reports of the State of New Hampshire; May, 1844; Vol. VII. p. 48-51. Perkins's Edi, munificent even, in the praise which he bestowed on others. But he (lid not give his approval from facility of nature or force of habit. He was merciless to a poor book, and ran a critic's knife through it with a relish. His notices of the Maine Reports and of Wedgewood's Revised Statutes, as also of Tayler's Law Glossary, some years before, illustrate his temper in this regard. He was severe in the standard which he set up for himself, and applied the same test to others. There are so
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
g the publication of the oration, Sumner received many letters concerning it, various in praise, criticism, or dissent, generally written in acknowledgment of copies received from him. Of those who wrote warmly in approval —besides correspondents from whose letters extracts are given— were William H. Furness, O. W. Peabody, and Hubbard Winslow, among clergymen; Professor Thomas C. Upham, of Bowdoin College, a writer upon morals; J. Miller McKim, the Philadelphia Abolitionist; Edward Kent, of Maine, long conspicuous in public life; Henry C. Carey, the political economist; Brantz Mayer, of Baltimore, known in literature; John Jay, of New York, already earnest in the anti-slavery cause, and since distinguished in a diplomatic career; P. H. Taylor, of Andover, the accomplished teacher of the classics; Dr. Edward Jarvis, versed in statistics and medical science; James Russell Lowell, of Cambridge, and Jacob Harvey, of New York. The greater number, however, while commending its elevated se