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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
o prosecute studies on questions pending or at hand; but he had a particular purpose now, when projects of reconstruction, in view of the approaching end of the rebellion, were rife. During these weeks he saw much of the President in friendly calls at the White House and in conference on business of different kinds. He accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln sometimes to the theatre or opera—once on the President's visit next preceding the fatal one. Faust at Grover's Theatre, Saturday evening, March 18. Sumner had occasion soon after the adjournment of Congress to see the President with reference to the case of two Boston merchants, who had been prosecuted by the navy department on the charge of fraud, and after trial by court-martial, were sentenced to imprisonment and fine. He appealed directly to the President to annul the sentence, and at the latter's request prepared an Opinion Works, vol. IX. pp. 341-360; vol. XV. p. 66. reviewing the report of the Secretary of the Navy, w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
tive of continued allegiance to his party was an alliance with the Democratic party, weighted with its rebellion record and inviting distrust by its hostility to the civil equality of the colored people, which he had so much at heart. They admitted and deplored the undeserved and gross injury he had received, but adjured him, for the sake of patriotism and humanity, not to imitate in the coining contest Achilles sitting aloof in his tent. Boston Journal, May 6: Where is Charles Sumner? March 18: Where am I to go? Albany Evening Journal, March 22. Friendly appeals of like purport came to him from many correspondents,—from J. W. Forney, Alexander H. Rice, Wendell Phillips, and Rev. William G. Eliot. In his own State a large body of Republicans, probably a majority of those who had decided to vote for the President's re-election, bated not a jot of devotion to their senator. Notwithstanding their own decision, they felt that he could not himself with honor support the President.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
, like Teneriffe seen from the sea. Henry Ward Beecher, in the Christian Union, wrote: It is not too much to say that in the death of Charles Sumner the nation has lost a statesman of a type in which he had no peer. . . The negro race will deplore the loss of their mightiest and faithfulest champion; and all the friends of justice and equality will lament the death of a leader whose flaming torch was carried high above all obscuring vapors, leading them ever in the sure path of victory. March 18. Later numbers contained other tributes to the senator. The Springfield Republican began its leader with the words: The noblest head in America has fallen, and the most accomplished and illustrious of our statesmen is no more. The Baltimore American wrote: The foremost statesman of America has dropped suddenly from the ranks of his associates. These expressions typify the general estimate. His career was likewise the theme of foreign journals. The English newspapers generally contain