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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
ublished leaders of the same tenor as the Tribune's articles. Among Sumner's correspondents who favored non-resistance to secession were Dr. Samuel G. Howe, John G. Whittier, Rev. James Freeman Clarke, and Rev. John Pierpont. Mr. Clarke published an anonymous pamphlet at the time (a letter addressed to Sumner) on Secession, Concession, or Self-Possession, in which he said: We cannot coerce a State to remain in the Union against its will; we must not attempt to do this. Whittier's poem (Jan. 16, 1861), A Word for the Hour, is in the same vein. He wrote Sumner, March 13, 1861: The conflicting rumors from Washington trouble me. I am for peace, not by concen the breach. Meanwhile I insist upon an inflexible No to every proposition. No, No, No, let the North cry out to every compromise and to every retreat. To Whittier, February 5:— I deplored Seward's speeches. January 12 and 31. The first he read to me, and I supplicated him not to make it. The true-hearted here have
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
the Republican convention, and then, changing his party, he took the chair at the People's Party convention. The senator in speeches read his letter as a direct contradiction to his charge of neglect of the business interests of his constituents. Sumner found eloquent and able support in different directions in the newspapers of his State; in Wendell Phillips, who called him the Stonewall Jackson of the Senate, . . . patient of labor, boundless in resources, terribly in earnest; in John G. Whittier, who dwelt upon the many sides of his character and his various attainments, his stainless life, with no use of his high position for his own personal emolument; in Horace Greeley, who in leaders in the Tribune set forth the importance to the whole country of his re-election, laying stress on his character for integrity and sincerity, respected alike by enemies and by friends, and who later in an article in the Independent reviewed his career at length. Works, vol. VII. pp. 237, 238
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
inflexible purpose of its author, through fiery trials and at the risk of martyrdom. Wendell Phillips wrote of the speech with equal enthusiasm and gratitude. Whittier thought the argument irresistible, iron-linked throughout, and sure to live as long as the country has a history. Henry Ward Beecher, who did not agree with theed it in notes. Warm congratulations came to him from a wide circle,—from companions of his youth, Howe, Longfellow, Greene, Phillips, Lieber, Agassiz, Palfrey, Whittier, the Waterstons, the Lodges, the Wadsworths, Mrs. R. B. Forbes, and Mrs. Charles Francis Adams; from later associates of his public life, Chief-Justice Chase, Hahom it so much concerns. Thank Mrs. Bancroft and Mr. Bliss, whom I should be glad to see, and believe me gratefully and sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To Whittier he wrote, October 17:— To-day, at three o'clock, I shall be married, and at the age of fifty-five begin to live. Your good wises are precious to me. T
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
lfrey, E. L. Pierce, Dr. S. G. Howe, G. W. Greene, J. B. Smith, and M. Milmore,—while Emerson, Whittier, Agassiz, Bemis, G. W. Curtis, and James A. Hamilton received invitations which they were unable to accept. To Whittier he wrote: It will be a delight and a solace to me if I know that you are under my roof. he kept aloof from parties, but he could now return the courtesies which he had been Dr. Potter of New York, Moses Kimball, and Edward Atkinson among the guests. Sumner wrote to Whittier, November 13:— Last evening I was told that you were in Boston, and to be found at the Maenjoy equal rights. But they have been hardened and bedevilled. I hope you are well, dear Whittier, and happy. Except in my throat, I am reasonably well; but there is very little happiness for tion, and will probably become one of the greatest international litigations in history. To Whittier, February 26:— Last evening I received your note, which saddened me. I was sorry to know <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
The chair of Fessenden was vacant when the Senate convened, Dec. 6, 1869, he having died September 8. Sumner paid a tribute to his memory Dec. 14, 1869, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 189-194. which drew grateful letters from the friends and admirers of the deceased senator,—among whom were James S. Pike, the journalist, Mr. Clifford, former governor, and Mr. Rockwell, late senator. The time was not far ahead when Sumner was to be in need of the Maine senator's courage and sense of honor. Whittier wrote, March 8:— I was especially delighted with thy remarks on the death of Senator Fessenden. Viewed in connection with the circumstances, I know of nothing finer, truer, and more magnanimous. It is such things that bring thee nearer to the hearts of the people. Carl Schurz, who had taken his seat in March, 1869, was, at Sumner's instance, put in Fessenden's place on the committee on foreign relations, the other members being Cameron, Harlan, Morton, Patterson, and Casserly.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
ubject did not interest the public generally. Letters of congratulation came from Gerrit Smith, Garrison, S. E. Sewall, Whittier, and D. H. Chamberlain, then attorney-general of South Carolina; but political leaders were silent. Whittier wrote: ThaWhittier wrote: Thanks for thy noble speech. Some of our politicians are half afraid to commend it, but depend upon it the heart of Massachusetts is with thee. Amnesty for rebels and a guaranty of safety to the freedmen should go together. Morrill of Maine and Ferry arraignment as a whole, objecting that he did not look at both sides of the shield, and that his picture was too dark. Whittier thought him unduly severe in the tone and temper of his speech,—a feature which in his judgment diminished its effect; bessary and very unfortunate jealousy. Of a different temper was Sumner in dealing with old coadjutors. He thus wrote to Whittier:— I have not read Mr. Garrison's letter. Some one said it was unkind, and I made up my mind at once not'to read i
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
ulling the resolution of censure began under the leadership of John G. Whittier. It was supported by more than five thousand petitioners, theis one now addressed to the Legislature. Among the signers were Whittier, Longfellow, Holmes, Agassiz, R. H. Dana, Jr., J. T. Fields, S. G.ition for rescinding now appeared to oppose it. E. L. Pierce, at Mr. Whittier's request, closed the hearing with a reply to the remonstrants, with him in the late election. Among the writers were Longfellow, Whittier, O. W. Holmes, Wendell Phillips, Gerrit Smith, Henry Ward Beecher,and Sumner was published in the Boston Journal, Jan. 23, 1873. Whittier wrote, Jan. 27, 1873:— I write just to tell thee not to beliellow, he took a drive of twenty miles in Essex County, calling on Whittier at Amesbury, and dining with B. P. Poore at his house in Newbury. betokened very clearly the sentiment of his State towards him. To Whittier he wrote: Verily, the heart of Massachusetts is returning! The
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
were of no avail, W. B. Washburn, governor of the State, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and John G. Whittier wrote to Sumner in opposition to the appointment. E. R. Hoar, G. F. Hoar, and H. L. Pierceenough. Washington Chronicle, March 13. he received many letters and calls of congratulation. Whittier wrote, February 17:— The record of the Bay State is now clear. The folly of the extra sessed are the dead which die in the Lord, were spoken, and the benediction given. Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, and Emerson stood by the open grave; and there also stood Wilson, the Vice-President. lliam Curtis were the orators. Curtis's eulogy is printed in Harper's Weekly, June 20, 1874. Whittier and Longfellow embalmed him in verse. The people placed a monument over his grave at Mt. Auburhysical power compelled him to decline. The three then united in inviting successively Motley, Whittier, Dana, and Curtis to be the biographer; but the three former declined on account of inadequate