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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)
er without studying their lists as a protocol. Sumner saw in this non-intercourse signs of the ruptuhat minister with the antislavery movement. Sumner contributed to the New York Tribune March 3 Generally those from New England agreed with Sumner, but Fessenden disagreed with them; Seward (lisenator reported a resolution for returning to Sumner, who had presented them, certain petitions of rn, confident of his nomination and election. Sumner accompanied him as he left the Senate chambereatment of antislavery senators like Chase and Sumner in the Kansas contest. The debate at this stahe speakers themselves. The day set apart for Sumner was Monday, June 4. Green of Missouri, to wooms, and indulged in derisive laughter. Once Sumner stopped, signifying that he was disturbed; and or allusion to the speech of the day before. Sumner's was the last speech on American slavery madeame was armed. Francis P. Blair, Sr., invited Sumner to be his guest at Silver Springs, but Sumner [35 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
published later. Henry Reeve, in a letter to Sumner, January 28, attributed to him a misconceptionw post. This was the first session in which Sumner was able to make his opposition to slavery eff The President was, however, still cautious. Sumner regretted to find that his message, read to hipportunity to impress the President's mind. Sumner desired the President to call for colored trooe living. Later in the session, May 15, 1862, Sumner paid a tribute to Goldsmith F. Bailey, a decea. The ratification passed without dissent; and Sumner hastened to the state department to inform thejustice, we shall at last deserve success. Sumner's only interest in confiscation was thereby toorded his contemporaneous judgment in favor of Sumner's proposition, pronouncing it noble, and from g shortly before his death remarked concerning Sumner, that though the protagonist in Congress againinterview with E. L. Pierce, Dec. 4, 1878. Sumner was from the first strenuous in his contention[95 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
6: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. Sumner was from the beginning of his career in the Sey unusual, by the way. and the same tribute is Sumner's due. No private errand and no listlessness kufficient number to make its action decisive. Sumner's vacant chair, while he was in health, was ne868, Congressional Globe, p. 2494) referred to Sumner's constant votes against adjournments until afpril 7 and 8, 1869 (Globe, pp. 384, 607, 609). Sumner's superlative fidelity may be thought finical,nor. It would have been well, I think, if Sumner had held some important executive or administrs encounter in trying to have his own way. Sumner had comprehensive intelligence, which always sc men would not have thought worth seeking. Sumner believed it to be the statesman's part to leadting serenely for the sober second thought. Sumner's sense of moral rectitude was supreme in the Thies sent an account); the disability of George Sumner, stricken with paralysis, and after medica[10 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
ey called a People's Party, aimed against both Sumner and Governor Andrew; but as the task of defeatavy, they finally directed the main assault on Sumner. The articles in the New York Herald in Julng people of lukewarm loyalty against not only Sumner but other public men of antislavery position..utside of the party was thought to have helped Sumner within it. Boston Advertiser, October 14, Nove 357-359. Dr. Holland, who was antipathetic to Sumner, was at this time the managing editor. The Re convention met at Worcester, September 9, and Sumner's supporters were ready for the first encounte as the Republican candidate against Douglas. Sumner thought it unseemly to mix personally in the cs's Biography of Dana, vol. II. pp. 259, 263. Sumner's relations with him and his family had been itwo senators from Massachusetts, and nominated Sumner for re-election as a statesman, a scholar, a punanimously adopted. The attempt to discredit Sumner as a Republican was a signal failure. From th[17 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
, the last Saturday of the month. On other Saturdays he dined at times at Parker's, with a political club of which his friend F. W. Bird was the leader; but his frequent dining with this club belongs to a period three or four years later. George Sumner, who had been smitten with paralysis two years before, died, October 6, at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Charles was with him daily after his return from Washington, except at the time of his address in New York, being then called homeut I should be sorry if friends like you should not be informed of the time. If I could reach Mr. Josiah Quincy, I should let him know also. Of the five brothers, Charles alone remained; but his mother and his sister Julia were still living. Sumner was pressed to address political meetings during the autumn in New England and the West. A letter of great urgency, signed by Senators Preston King and Harris, Thurlow Weed, Governor Morgan, and Hiram Barney, besought him to give several address
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
members of Congress, and declined to take it, Sumner moved and carried a rule of the Senate requirit, which more than any other event had brought Sumner into public life, and which he had made ineffeFeb. 29, 1864: Works, vol. VIII. pp. 118-175. Sumner took the radical ground in the report that then, and Trumbull voting nay; but moved again by Sumner on the same day, it passed by a vote of seventof the amendment in that body was assured; and Sumner's speech took a wide range,—touching upon variter of the republic in every possible way. Sumner's devotion to questions concerning slavery see. At this as also at the preceding session Sumner reported a bill for the payment of the French gan in 1891. In a carefully prepared speech Sumner treated in the light of history and foreign exs said, Mr. Fessenden was always snapping at Mr. Sumner in debate. Frederick Douglass, writing to Sregret at the loss the country would suffer by Sumner's death, and his satisfaction that their diffe[95 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
ion of the emperor's will. Montalembert, whom Sumner had met on his later visits to Paris, rejoiceder in French, saying that he did so because of Sumner's thorough knowledge of the language. whose colued recollections of his sojourn in America. Sumner wrote to Richard Gordon, April 9, 1863:— est Duvergier de Hauranne came with letters to Sumner in 1864 from the Count of Paris and M. Cochin.cribe him. Auguste Laugel, between whom and Sumner relations of confidence had subsisted since thblic the recollections of his intercourse with Sumner at this time, and his impressions of his persoprodigue, enfie de sa force et de sa richesse, Sumner restait comme un type des anciens temps; simple Chambrun arrived early in 1865, commended to Sumner by his father-in-law, Baron de Corcelle, Th the senator as protector of the blacks. Upon Sumner's death, the lamp came into the possession of ting relatives in Boston. It was pleasant for Sumner to meet again his old friends. He saw much of[10 more...]
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)
Grant's report having been read from the desk, Sumner called for the reading of General Schurz's rep York Nation, Dec. 28, 1865, defended, against Sumner's imputation, the President's sincerity, truththe exclusion had recently been reaffirmed. Sumner had no sympathy, or even patience, with the pruthors intended. Compare Lieber's letter to Sumner, in his Life and Letters, pp. 360, 361. The lane on which he had appealed to the country. Sumner in the Senate, May 2, 1866, referred to voicesan, Morrill, Stevens, and E. B. Washburne. Sumner likewise failed to impose his fundamental cond, that on the day of Jefferson Davis's arrest, Sumner said to him that the war having terminated suc the majority by which his title was affirmed, Sumner made the test motions on which the decision was, vol. x. pp. 458-460. Other topics to which Sumner gave attention was a resolution on the attemptgfellow wrote again to Greene: What confidence Sumner has in Sumner! I would not trust H. W. L. to [103 more...]
Sue, Eugene, I, 135. Suffrage, equal, I, 362-73; II, 61, 88, 89, 90, 126, 151, 166, 192, 216, 268, 322, 343. Sullivan, Annie (Mrs. Macy), II, 262. Sullivan, Sir, Arthur, II, 9. Sullivan, Richard, II, 64. Sully, Due de, I, 192. Sumner, Mrs., I, 225. Sumner, Albert, I, 151. Sumner, Charles, I, 71, 74-77, 116, 121, 127, 133, 149, 151, 152, 153, 168, 200, 205, 206, 226, 227, 246, 283, 344, 381; II, 108, 128. Letter of, I, 75. Sumner, Mrs., Charles, I, 255, 283. Sumner, George, I, 151. Sutherland, Duchess of, I, 82, 85, 95. Sutherland, Duke of, I, 87. Swedenborg, Emanuel, I, 135. Swinburne, A. C., II, 72. Switzerland, I, 94, 278; I, 20. Syra, I, 272. Tacitus, I, 177, 222. Tacoma, II, 133, 153. Taft, W. H., II, 192, 388, 394. Taglioni, Marie, I, 97. Talbot, Emily, I, 287. Talleyrand, Princess, II, 247. Talmage, DeWitt, II, 101. Talmud, II, 46. Tappan, Caroline, II, 142. Tasso, Torquato, II, 32. Taverna, Contess
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 12: the Church of the Disciples: in war time (search)
, in full view of Stuart's portrait of Washington. The conversation took place mostly between the President and Governor Andrew. I remember well the sad expression of Mr. Lincoln's deep blue eyes, the only feature of his face which could be called other than plain. Mrs. Andrew, being of the company, inquired when we could have the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Lincoln, and Mr. Lincoln named to us the day of her reception. He said to Governor Andrew, apropos of I know not what, I once herd George Sumner tell a story. The unusual pronunciation fixed in my memory this one unimportant sentence. The talk, indeed, ran mostly on indifferent topics. When we had taken leave, and were out of hearing, Mr. Clarke said of Mr. Lincoln, We have seen it in his face; hopeless honesty; that is all. He said it as if he felt that it was far from enough. None of us knew then—how could we have known?—how deeply God's wisdom had touched and inspired that devout and patient soul. At the moment few p
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