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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)
f the distinction between law and equity, a subject on which he was in correspondence with David Dudley Field. He wrote to Longfellow, November, 1847:— This morning comes your poem. Evangeline in manuscript. I was reading it at my desk, putting aside grave calls, when your herald entered, and I write now while he stands and waits. It is an exquisite poem; it must be immortal. There is a balm in it, soothing to the soul. The spirit is equal to the melody. To Mrs. Bancroft, December 15:— I was happy to hear from you by that pleasant note under your own hand. From time to, time, as I heard of your success, I have been tempted to say, I told you so, for I prophesied all that has occurred. To you who had so long known by conversation and books the men of England it must be most interesting to see them face to face, to listen to the gentle sallies of Rogers, and the marvellous flow of Macaulay. I hear very little from any of my London friends. Time is rolling its
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
r, and Webster, and those journals put the responsibility on the Atlas,—maintaining that Whig success could be achieved only by a faithful and cordial support of Webster and the Compromise. Advertiser, November 18. 21, 22; Courier, November 15, December 16. The Free Soilers kept the senatorship in view during the canvass, and their purpose to secure it was well understood by their allies Emancipator and Republican, August 22 and 29. But they named no candidate, and in their newspapers every time I come here my notions become more rigid. The next month, in a published letter, he mentioned Sumner as one of the ablest and most honest and inflexible advocates of the cause. Boston Commonwealth, Jan. 9, 1851. In a reply, December 15, to the letter of Adams, with whom he was in closer confidential relations than with any other political associate, Sumner opened his mind thus:— I am particularly moved to this [to write] by your allusion to me in connection with a cert
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
its power lay, and by antagonism to the Free Soilers, who had been with few exceptions the promoters of the Maine law. Against this combination of influences the supporters of the new Constitution struggled with diminishing hope till the last day of the canvass. They could have stood successfully against one or more of them, but all together accomplished a secession from their ranks which proved fatal. The causes of the defeat are fully explained in a letter to the National Era. December 15, signed *, written by Henry Wilson (the editor striking out Wilson's criticisms on Adams and Palfrey); by a full account in the New York Evening Post in a letter, November 15, by R. Carter, and a leader, November 16; in the Boston Commonwealth, November 22; in the Norfolk Democrat (Dedham), Nov. 25, 1853, where one of the writers was Henry L. Pierce. The new Constitution failed by five thousand votes, The vote was 62,183 for and 67,105 against it. though receiving a majority outside of