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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
ration; and it was observed that the politics of a man could readily be detected by the expression of his countenance,—anxiety and grief on those of the Free Soilers, satisfaction and a sense of relief oil those of the Whigs. Boston Courier, January 15. Sumner had received 186 (110 given by Free Soilers and 76 by Democrats) votes, Winthrop 167, and there were 28 scattering, composed mostly of the dissenting Democrats, with three blanks, which were not counted. Sumner lacked five votes of an mmediate withdrawal from the coalition, a union with the Whigs for governor the next year, and the resignation of the Free Soil State officers who had been chosen by the Legislature; Longfellow was disappointed and sad, and wrote to Sumner. January 15: I never had any great faith in your perfidious allies. Longfellow's Life, vol. II. p. 187. but the practical politicians under Wilson's leadership, inspired by the masses behind them, were determined to persevere and hold the bolting Democra
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)
nimous and prompt, the first after a long contest and a close final vote, when his chief support was a band of Free Soilers, and when he entered the Senate with only two to co-operate with him. Works, vol. IV. pp. 392, 393; Chicago Tribune, January 15 (leader written by E. L. Pierce). Longfellow wrote in his diary: There is no mistaking the meaning of such a vote. The Boston Daily Courier, then edited by George Lunt, was an exception among Northern journals, making constant thrusts at Sumnepermit; only rest at ease until they shall consent. Sumner's reply is printed in Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 296, in which he said truly, What has been done has been the utterance of the State, without a hint from me. R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote, January 15: No one can say now that you have not a constituency behind you. Where is there a senator who holds by such a tenure? The day has come we have all hoped and labored for,—the day of something like unanimity in New England. Wilson wrote, Januar