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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)
An effectual resistance to the extension of slavery into the territory now open to emigration required a new organization of parties,—the union of Free Soilers and of Whigs and Democrats opposed to the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. Such a fusion, under the name Republican, the origin of the national party of that name, came naturally and quickly in many Northern States, especially at the West. Favored in New York by Greeley, it was arrested there by the adverse counsels of Seward and Weed. Notwithstanding the bitterness of recent contests, public sentiment in Massachusetts pressed strongly for a union, which would have taken place but for the resistance of Whig leaders who had recently regained power in the State. They generally admitted Except the Boston Courier. that co-operation with the Southern Whigs who had supported the repeal was at an end; but they insisted that as their representatives from the North had voted in a body against the repeal. their party in that s
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)
from the South, on their way to the Democratic national convention soon to meet at Cincinnati, went that morning to the Capitol to witness the novelty of an abolition spectacle. Veteran politicians not in public life—as Francis P. Blair, Sr., Thurlow Weed, and Robert J. Walker—were observed in the throng. Missouri Democrat, cited in Works, vol. IV. pp. 129, 130; New York Tribune, May 20. According to one report, Douglas was heard to say: There are too many people here. Boston Atlas, May 2rote, May 23: How I wish I could have been near when the dastardly ruffian struck you down. One arm at least would have been prompt in your succor and defence. God bless you! and God grant that Northern endurance may at length have an end! Thurlow Weed wrote, May 24, of the universal indignation awakened by the assassin-like assault, and expressed anxiety to hear of Sumner's escape from permanent injury, speaking of the speech as a great and eloquent vindication of our cause. R. H. Dana, Jr
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)
ew York, where he was received and successively interrupted with bursts of applause accorded to no orator in the campaign except perhaps to Mr. Seward, during the latter's remarkable progress in the West. The Republican managers of the State,—Thurlow Weed, Simeon Draper, and D. C. Littlejohn,—the general committee of the party as well as local committees, pleaded with him to speak in its leading cities. He was assured by Mr. Littlejohn that his name would bring thirty thousand people to the ure at Cooper Institute, where, with Mr. Bryant in the chair, it was received with the same favor as his address in the summer at the same place. The passage which held up Lafayette as steadfast against compromise was greeted with nine cheers. Weed's Life, vol. II. p. 308. Near the end of December, during the recess of Congress, he repeated it in Philadelphlia. After accepting the invitation, he refused to appear in consequence of a caution from the managers to avoid the slavery question