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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
eclaration in any high quarter in favor of that policy. It stimulated thought in that direction, organized antislavery sentiment in the North, and crystallized public opinion. Its effects were soon seen in military orders and in speeches from public men, which pointed to a thorough policy against slavery. Secretary Camneron's instructions, Oct. 14, 1861, to Brigadier-General T. W. Sherman, and the latter's proclamation at Port Royal; Colonel John Cochrane's address to his regiment. Nov. 13, 1861, with Mr. Cameron's approving remarks; Wendell Philips's lecture on The War for the Union, in December, 1861; G. S. Boutwell's Address, Dec. 16, 1861, in Speeches and Papers relating to the Rebellion, p. 123. Cameron's annual report in December, 1861. as prepared contained an argument for emancipation and the arming of slaves, but the President required him to modify it. An editor who was then and had long been Sumner's critic, William Schouler, author of the History of Massachusett