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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)
descending, while weary Humanity, on pillows of stone, slumbers heavily at its feet. Prof. William S. Tyler wrote, in 1886, of Sumner's visit to Amherst:— Having heard the fame of the young ilding, and himself made a valuable donation of books to its shelves. Sumner's notice of Professor Tyler's edition of the Germania and Agricola of Tacitus, in 1847, was the beginning of their correspondence. In 1862, Sumner, as Professor Tyler writes, received him with cordiality, and assisted him to visit his son, then serving with the army of the Potomac; and in 1869 he gave the professor ace Congress which was to meet in Paris in the summer of 1849, but he was unable to do so. Prof. W. S. Tyler, of Amherst, expressed a strong desire that he should undertake a general canvass of the Wiogaphy, Ibid. p. 552; of S. ZZZ1. Chase's argument in Jones v. Van Zandt, Ibid. p. 553; of W. S. Tyler's Germania and Agricola of Tacitus, Boston Whig, Aug. 23, 1847. the founders of the Massachus
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)
of Texas, plotted during Jackson's Administration, obstructed by Van Buren's, and consummated by Tyler's, was in its origin and at every step a conspiracy of the aggressive and fanatical partisans ofbut far different thoughts from such as appealed to a far-sighted patriotism filled the minds of Tyler and Calhoun and their fellow-plotters. Their purpose, boldly avowed not only in Southern journaxation, negotiated by Calhoun, Secretary of State, had been rejected by the Senate in 1844, President Tyler promptly resorted to a joint resolution, easily carried through the House, but passing the Senate by a majority of only two votes, and taking effect March 2, 1845, two days before Tyler was succeeded by Polk, who was instigated by the same pro-slavery ambition as his predecessor. The slasmemberment of Mexico. Feb. 22, 1847. Addresses and Speeches, vol. i. p. 589. Though holding Tyler and Polk responsible for the war, he was milder in his censure of the Administration than his co
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
laced among his files, from some of which extracts are given in notes to the speech. (Works, vol. v. pp. 146-174.) Among the writers were S. P. Chase, J. R. Giddings, Carl Schurz, George W. Julian, John Jay, William Curtis Noyes, Hiram Barney, Rev. Joseph P. Thompson, Gerrit Smith, Rev. George B. Cheever, Prof. Benjamin Silliman. J. Miller McKim, Frederick Douglass, John G. Whittier, Josiah Quincy (the elder), Rev. R. S. Storrs (the elder), Rev. John Pierpont, Rev. Henry M. Dexter, Prof. William S. Tyler, John A. Andrew, Francis W. Bird, Henry L. Pierce, Amasa Walker, Lydia Maria Child, Henry I. Bowditch, Neal Dow, and Chief-Justice John Appleton. The Legislature of Massachusetts, then in session, formally approved the speech in a resolution, in promoting the passage of which two members of the House—J. Q. A. Griffin and H. L. Pierce—took the lead. As in the Senate, so also among Republican politicians, there was anxiety as to the effect of the speech on voters who without antis