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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)
ing drawn forth from those stony lips such human tones of speech. Whittier wrote, November 3: I thank thee from my heart for thy P. B. K. orad the effect on the audience. There is a review of the oration in Whittier's Prose Works, vol. II. p. 85. When preparing or conning the was also in familiar relations at this time with S. P. Chase. with Whittier, Charles Allen, S. C. Phillips, and many others on political resisl 27, 1874. Congressional Globe, pp. 3400, 3410. After his death, Whittier thus wrote:— Safely his dearest friends may own The slight defeces many points of Sumner's character and life. Sumner wrote to Whittier, April 11, 1849:— I have copied from Mrs. Jameson all that rel Saint Mark and the Christian slave. This was the suggestion of Whittier's Legend of Saint Mark. I commend it to you as a fit subject for aknow what you think of him. He seems a person of character. To Whittier, December 3:— Some days ago I sent you my two volumes, Orat<
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)
otic, united Whig party of the United States. He resumed his seat, according to a report, amid a perfect torrent of applause. Boston Atlas, September 24. Whittier, immediately after reading the proceedings of the convention, wrote the poem entitled The Pine Tree, an outburst of patriotic fervor, and sent the original in aul coward. All thanks for the free voices of thyself, Phillips, Allen, and Adams. Notwithstanding the result, you have not spoken in vain. Sumner replied to Whittier, September 26:— We do not despair. We are all alive to wage the fight another day, and feel that more was done than we had hoped to do. Our vote was strond parties are crumbling; there is no principle of cohesion but that of public plunder. The antislavery sentiment will be the basis of a new organization. To Whittier, Jan. 5, 1848:— Thank God! at last we have a voice in the Senate. Hale John P. Hale of New Hampshire. has opened well. His short speeches have been pro
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
that is wanted is that the truth should be declared. Put it before the people, and they will receive it. The coming Presidential contest promises to have a character which none other has ever had. High principles will be discussed in it. To Whittier, July 12:— Things tend to Van Buren as our candidate; I am willing to take him. With him we can break the slave-power; that is our first aim. We can have a direct issue on the subject of slavery. We hope that McLean will be Vice-Presidentused whose influence is not felt. To John Jay, December 5:— Surely our good cause of freedom is much advanced. I do hope that at last there will be a party that does believe in God, or at least in some better devil than Mammon. To Whittier, December 6:— Your poem The Wish of To-day. in the last Era has touched my heart. May God preserve you in strength and courage for all good works! . . . The literature of the world is turning against slavery. We shall have it soon in a st<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
the Cambridge City Hall, Every drop of blood in this man's veins has eves that look downward. Whittier wrote of him as Ichabod,— So fallen! so lost! the light withdrawn Which once he wore! Tas in the popular mind as the candidate likely to be selected even before the speech was made. Whittier met him at Lynn in the summer, and in view of the probability that the Free Soilers and Democrarom the first. The Free Soilers were greatly incensed at the Democratic desertion. Some, like Whittier, counselled an immediate withdrawal from the coalition, a union with the Whigs for governor theublic feeling against the Fugitive Slave law. It was received with disfavor by antislavery men. Whittier, in a letter to Sumner, Jan. 16, 1851, referred to it as that detestable message. The Free Soi contest like the present there must be an allowance for accidents and for treachery. To J. G. Whittier, October 7:— Will not Higginson see the matter in a practical light? I respect him so
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
d principle, they stood alone against the madness of men, against the law of the land, against their king. Better the despised Pilgrim, a fugitive for freedom, than the halting politician, forgetful of principle, with a Senate at his heels. Whittier thought the speech at Plymouth a gem, and wrote:— I can think of nothing more admirably conceived and expressed than the sentence, Better the despised Pilgrim, a fugitive for freedom, than the halting politician, forgetful of principle, wiext month by the election of J. V. C. Smith, the Citizens' Union candidate, who was supported by the secret order and by the Free Soilers. This was the beginning of the Know Nothing or Native American party in Massachusetts. Sumner wrote to Whittier, November 21:— The day after our election I left for New York. where, among other things, I enjoyed the Crystal Palace, and Uncle Tom's Cabin at the theatre, and on my return, Sunday morning, found your letter. The loss of the Constituti
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)
Your speech is the theme of universal commendation; all admire it, and above all your work. Your devotion to your duty receives the praise of all men. Whittier wrote:— I am unused to flatter any one, least of all one whom I love and honor; but I must say in all sincerity that there is no orator or statesman livingy which his colleague had left unperformed; and from ministers of various denominations came testimonies of grateful admiration. Works, vol. III. p. 336. Whittier wrote of the speech: It was everywhere commended. Indeed, all things considered, I think it the best speech of the session. It was the fitting word; it entirelentlemanly dignity. Two friends of the senator in his youth, Judge Richard Fletcher and Mrs. R. C. Waterston, wrote letters warm with admiration and gratitude. Whittier in an ode commemorated the speech, in which he found— Brougham's scathing power with Canning's grace combined, and recalling the rock by which they had sat
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)
also bleed in them! You have torn the mask off the faces of traitors, and at last the spirit of the North is aroused. Whittier, after reading and re-reading the speech, pronounced it a grand and terrible philippic worthy of the great occasion; theare the best debater on the floor of the Senate, and you must make them all confess it. We shall be proud of you. To Whittier, December 20:— Your letter charmed and soothed me. Every day I thought of it, and chided myself for letting it go se will live. But I cannot bear the thought that I may survive with impaired powers, or with a perpetual disability. Whittier's Last Walk in Autumn, printed at this time, paid a tribute to Sumner in these lines:— And he who to the lettered wealth beginning of December, he postponed taking his seat till January 1, and was at the later date still unable to go on. Whittier wrote, Nov. 12, 1856:— I would say a word to thee as an old friend. Do not leave home for Washington until thy he<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
was almost universal among the Republicans, then in a very large majority, that the State was best served by his remaining senator so long as there was any reasonable prospect of his restoration, and any suggestion that he should give place to another was promptly rebuked by leading journals Worcester Spy, Dec. 29, 1858; Boston Advertiser, Sept. 16 and 18, 1858; Boston Atlas and Bee, Sept. 13, 1858; Springfield Republican, Dec. 21, 1858; New York Tribune, Jan. 24, 1857, June 11, 1858: J. G. Whittier in Boston Advertiser, Sept. 18, 1858. An attempt of the Democratic journal, the Boston Post, to torture the meaning of a resolution of the Republican convention so as to make it reflect Upon his absence from his post, was met by replies in the Atlas and Bee, Sept. 10 and 22, 1858; New York Tribune, September 15 and October 2. and public men. If Massachusetts was fortunate to have such a senator, he too was fortunate in the State which called him to the public service and kept him there
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)
iters 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 d desire. He wrote, September 2, to R. Schleiden: Meanwhile the good cause advances. Massachusetts stands better, fairer, and squarer than ever before. Sumner was not altogether sure when the session began how much he could bear. He wrote to Whittier, Dec. 12, 1859:— At last I am well again, with only the natural solicitude as to the effect of work, and the constant pressure of affairs on a system which is not yet hardened and annealed. My physician enjoins for the present caution and