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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)
rning his success. Sumner wrote to Crawford, Feb. 9, 1850— I give you joy in your great success. This engagement will advertise you to the whole country. It will occupy your time honorably, and draw business to you. Fortune has at last perched on your head. From this time forward there will be for you constant triumph. Sumner wrote a notice of the award of the commission to Crawford, which was published in the Boston Transcript, Feb. 11, 1850. He wrote to George Sumner, February 18:— This order definitely fixes Crawford's position in art. He had become uneasy, fretful, discontented, irresolute, and almost Ishmaelitish. He seemed to feel that he had been neglected, and was soured. All will be changed now. His genius is original and prolific, more so than that of any other American sculptor. . . . Our Athenoeum is now lodged in a new building, yet unfinished, while we are let in debt, and have not the means to finish it. My desire is that it shall be made a pu
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
Compromise up to the day of Webster's speech. It denied the existence of Southern grievances, and the expediency of yielding to Southern clamor; February 1, 8, 18, 23, 27; March 7. and its tone was manly and spirited. But immediately after the speech it took a reverse direction, and without any explanation came to Webster's this advantage, that he has dedicated his rare powers to the cause of human freedom. In this I would welcome any person from any quarter. To George Sumner, February 18:— You will read the proceedings at washington. The bluster of the South is, I think, subsiding, though as usual the North is frightened, and promises to h only five dissenting votes, The detailed account of the proceedings will be found in Wilson's two statements, published in the Commonwealth, January 30 and February 18, the Commonwealth's article of February 10, and a Democratic narrative, prepared by James S. Whitney of Conway, or Whiting Griswold of Greenfield, both of whom
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)
enactments, and treated the Free State men as engaged in revolutionary and treasonable proceedings. He issued, February 11, a proclamation conforming in its spirit to the message; and thereupon the war department put the troops at the service of Governor Shannon. The member of the Cabinet who was believed at the time to inspire more than any other the President's policy was Jefferson Davis, the Secretary of War. The Senate refrained from any full discussion of affairs in Kansas until February 18, when various documents with a message were received from the President in answer to a call of the Senate. Wilson then reviewed recent events in the territory in a very effective speech lasting two days, in which he detailed the incursions from Missouri and commented on the complicity of the Administration with the violence of the proslavery invaders. A few days later, Hale of New Hampshire supported him. Jones Jones, February 25. called Hale the devil's own. Congressional Globe, A