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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)
sentiment, from God; the other is a device of this world. Far above any flickering light or battle-lantern of party is the everlasting sun of Truth, in whose beams are the duties of men. These speeches of Palfrey, Adams, Sumner, and Allen met with demonstrations of disfavor, chiefly from delegates from Boston. The noise began as Palfrey rose, and the shouting and hissing broke out while he and Adams were speaking; but wry faces only were reserved for Sumner's speech. Boston Whig, October 16. Winthrop almost alone conducted the opposition to Palfrey's resolution, John C. Gray, of Boston, supported him in debate. rising twice to speak against it, and by interruptions of Sumner and Adams obtaining two more hearings. He maintained that the resolution would unwisely fetter the action of delegates to the national convention, make a fatal breach between Northern and Southern Whigs, and aid the election of a Democratic President who would be more obnoxious than a Southern Whig.
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)
1; August 14, 15, 17, 19, 31; September 5. 7, 13; October 31; November 2, 11, 13, 20, 21; December 14. The same paper, Sept. 6. 1849. applied to Mr. Chase, afterwards chief-justice, the epithet of Joseph Surface. In the issues of October 12, 13, 16, and November 2. Sumner was accused of attempting to mislead the people in holding the Whigs responsible for not resisting the admission of Texas as a slave State. To this charge he replied in a letter,—Atlas, October 16; Advertiser, October 18. October 16; Advertiser, October 18. The Advertiser, while refraining from the coarse epithets of the Atlas, gave to its arguments against the new party a personal direction at Sumner and Adams,—September 21, 27; October 3, 13, 17, 28, 30. It belittled the slavery question, treated the alleged slave-power as fictitious, and denied that the slaveholding interest was a dangerous power in the government,—August 11, and September 9, 11. The Whig newspaper outside of Boston which reflected most the spirit of the Boston press was the <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
duchess, four horses and outrider; dinner at eight o'clock; several new-comers,—among others, Mrs. Hay Mackenzie, the mother of Lady Stafford. October 15. Prayers in the morning by the duchess; breakfast; the duchess took me this morning four miles to the steamer; took leave; crossed over to Birkhead; then got a dog-cart to Elgin (nine miles), passing over the heath with Forres in sight, the scene of Macbeth and Banquo; at Elgin saw the remains of the cathedral; stopped at the inn. October 16. At eleven o'clock stage-coach to Keith; then railway to old Meldrum; then posting to Haddo House, the seat of the Earl of Aberdeen. The queen had left the day before, and the family were alone. Dinner at eight o'clock. October 17. Walk in the grounds with Lord Aberdeen, Mrs. Farquarson, and two daughters and son, of Invercauld; next to Balmoral; long conversations with Lord Haddo and Mr. Arthur Gordon. October 18. Sunday. At twelve o'clock went to the kirk two miles, and heard a
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)
the day to Mr. and Mrs. Adams at Quincy, and a visit to John M. Forbes at Naushon. Sumner took part in the festivities in honor of the Prince of Wales, who was in Boston in October, being present at the collation at the State House, a musical jubilee at the Music Hall, and a reception at Harvard College, and also being selected by General Bruce as one of the party to accompany the prince to Portland on his day of sailing. Sumner contributed articles to the Boston Transcript, October 15 and 16, on the Duke of Kent's visit to Boston in 1794, and on the Prince of Wales and his suite. He was pleased to find his brother George, now in full sympathy with his own views, at last taking part in public work, speaking for the first time in a political campaign. One day he sought Mount Auburn, lately unfamiliar to him, and wrote to William Story, August 10:— Yesterday I was at Mount Auburn, especially to see the statues in the chapel. I had not been there for years. I was pleased wit