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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
less informed did not begin to recognize any danger until late in August; and their first serious alarm was in October, when its nominations for members of Congress and State officers (Henry J. Gardner, a young and active Whig, for governor) became public. What most troubled these leaders was the predominant influence of Free Soilers in the order, which foreshadowed, in the event of success, the election of Henry Wilson as Everett's successor in the Senate. Boston Advertiser, November 8, December 28; Atlas, October 28; Journal, October 27; Springfield Republican, October 24, November 10. They admitted, however, partial defeat as the worst result that was probable, and were, as well as nearly all outsiders. astounded at the result. The Know Nothings polled eighty-one thousand votes, far beyond the number any party had ever before mustered in the State,—reducing the Whigs from fifty-nine thousand to twenty-seven thousand, the Democrats from forty thousand (with two candidates)
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)
irlpool of abominations. Governor Chase wrote from Columbus, December 13:— I see it stated that you purpose going to Washington about the first of January. Let me beg you to risk nothing, but to lay aside every care except that of your own restoration. You will, of course, be re-elected. Why not let the present session go, and take a trip somewhere out of sight and as far as possible out of recollection of disturbing and exciting causes? Mrs. Seward wrote from Washington, December 8:— He [Mr. Seward] says I must tell you that, though he would be very glad to have you here, he thinks it better that you remain away until your physician thinks you may come safely; that just at this tine there is little to be done, and no circumstances would justify your endangering a permanent restoration. Seward wrote, December 10; Sumner has gone away for a month with a broken heart, because he cannot work. What a sad thing! How much fortitude he requires! Seward's Life, vo