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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
tic opposition, led by Buckalew, Hendricks, and Reverdy Johnson, but also resistance from a number of Republica Saulsbury wanted one day without the nigger. Reverdy Johnson pleaded the absence of Davis, who desired to sphis hearty coadjutor in the debate, replying to Reverdy Johnson. Sherman and Trumbull, wishing to keep legislaits term, by a bill which passed Congress over President Johnson's veto. The bureau was maintained till Jan. 1ull, Sherman, Doolittle, and Grimes, as well as Reverdy Johnson—contended that an express prohibition was supercounter, sharp but friendly, between Sumner and Reverdy Johnson as to the merits of the Dred Scott decision,—an atrocious judgment, as Sumner called it,—in which Johnson bore witness to his personal regard for Sumner, and Among those who supported it ably in debate was Reverdy Johnson. The success of the amendment in that body wasbeginner. The report was strongly commended by Reverdy Johnson, who spoke in favor of the printing of extra co<
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)
erally true. Feb. 23, 1865. Works, vol. IX. pp. 270. 310. Reverdy Johnson, the friend and fellow-citizen of the late chief-justice, becaays enlist able lawyers in the Senate, at the head of whom was Reverdy Johnson. The power of Congress to regulate commerce between the Stateeconstruction by the President, both by Mr. Lincoln and later by Mr. Johnson, if they had based the system on what he regarded as the essentilength that the President's action was premature and illegal. Reverdy Johnson divided from his Southern associates and supported the resolution. Johnson and Sumner fell into an incidental controversy as to the meaning of the term, the consolidation of the Union, in Washington'sp. 1068, 1098, 1103, 1104. There was a colloquy between Sumner and Johnson as to the power of a State to establish slavery— the former denyinction or not at all; and subsequent events—the stern contest under Johnson and all that has followed—have demonstrated his foresight. The wh<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1s. Of course I objected to his adhesion to Mr. Johnson's absurd scheme of reconstruction. But thet whitewashing drew at once protests from Reverdy Johnson and from two Republican supporters of thets on the message. Sumner, who had watched Mr. Johnson closely ever since he came to Washington to If you are not ready to be the Moses President Johnson had spoken of himself as the Moses of th was laid on the table (Globe, p. 243) on Reverdy Johnson s motion, Sumner voting for it. Banks, inNew Orleans; a revolution for which he held Mr. Johnson altogether responsible. He exposed the Preer it took place, attributing the change to Mr. Johnson's character, as shown in his conduct and utonally attending balls. They declined President Johnson's invitation to dine, Jan. 30, 1867. Rem[3 m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
866-1867. The Republican party, now united against President Johnson, entered on measures to restrict his power, going in 48). He was opposed to repealing the Act at the close of Mr. Johnson's term, and so voted in caucus. Edmunds and Fessenden co country. January 18 (Congressional Globe, p. 542). Reverdy Johnson, anticipating the course of events, thought that such the pale of the President's judges, and Howe answered that Johnson's partisanship for the President would impose a similar di the legislatures of the rebel States organized under President Johnson's scheme of reconstruction accepted the fourteenth aminto the rebellion which they had not had, and he saw what Johnson was before they did. Tardily they came to his positions, fetary of the Treasury, Mr. McCulloch, a stout supporter of Johnson's policy, had appointed, contrary to the statute, officersngton during the winter of 1868-1869, covering the last of Johnson's and the first month of Grant's Administration. Raasloff
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
or. Among those known to have dined with him are Seward, Motley, Fish, Conking, Hooper. Reverdy Johnson, ,John Sherman, Carl Schurz, Morrill of Vermont. General Sickles, General Webb, W. M. Evartu it is Gladstone; with us it is Grant,—two G's. I do not doubt the success of each. Mr. Reverdy Johnson came to see me last evening. He will begin on the naturalization question, and has every2, from Washington:— There seems to be a new and favorable turn. Seward is sanguine, and Johnson writes that he shall settle everything. Nothing just yet, but everything very soon. The naturc, or better still, to myself. Your last letter was full of interest. All the treaties The Johnson-Clarendon treaties. have been sent to the Senate in copy. They would have been ratified at anyor. Sumner's name was mentioned in connection with the Cabinet which Wade might have formed if Johnson had been removed by impeachment; and it was now again, after General Grant's election, canvasse
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
ld be Secretary of State in the event of President Johnson's impeachment being effected; (4) That Sthe thirteenth constitutional amendment; Mr. Johnson escaped the madness of his section at the turport was erroneously stated. he mentioned Mr. Johnson's genial qualities, his remarkable positionn his English correspondents not to respect Mr. Johnson's commission; but he kept himself entirely t Mr. Johnson's work, whatever it might be. Mr. Johnson did not, while in England, retain the good ous good-nature of our people that before Reverdy Johnson had aroused them they would have acceptednder rested on the acts of the cruisers. Reverdy Johnson, the successor of Mr. Adams, maintained t grounds of Great Britain's liability. Reverdy Johnson to Seward, Feb. 17, 1869. Mr. Fish in replies, thinking, doubtless, that after Reverdy Johnson's too much speaking, silence was better t by letter, July 8. and you will see that Reverdy Johnson in his despatch vindicating his treaty ha[7 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
this time averse to tropical extension, and to the acquisition of islands occupied by a population alien to our own, who could be governed only by methods unknown to the American system. This is seen in the unanimous disfavor which the St. Thomas treaty, negotiated by Mr. Seward, encountered in the Senate in 1868-1869, and the resolution of the House, Nov. 25, 1867, against such purchases; as also in the action of the last-named body in January and February, 1869, already referred to. President Johnson's last annual message, in a passage doubtless drawn by Mr. Seward, suggested the annexation of the whole island, including San Domingo and Hayti; but he as well as his secretary were at the time without popular support. President Grant, from the beginning of his term, had additions of territory in mind. His first thought was of Cuba; but the scheme for the acquisition of that island did not prosper. Next he turned to San Domingo, which was brought to his attention soon after his ina
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
on reminded the majority that the one precedent for a change at the instance of the Executive was the removal of Douglas from the head of the committee on territories at Buchanan's dictation on account of that senator's opposition to the Lecompton constitution. It was recalled in the debate that Henry Clay was chairman of the committee on foreign affairs at a time when there were no personal relations between him and President Jackson, and that senators held their chairmanships under President Johnson, with whom they had no intercourse. Later, Conkling had no personal relations with President Haves, and was bitterly hostile to President Garfield; but there was no attempt to remove him from the chairmanship of committees. The majority did not claim that the senator was an aggressor in his trouble with the secretary, and it was implied that their action would have been the same, no matter what provocation he might have had for discontinuing social or personal intercourse with Mr. F
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
had been said by men eminent in history. He referred to the declaration of Charles James Fox, that he was more indebted for knowledge to his intercourse with Edmund Burke than to all other sources of information: He spoke of the statement of Dr. Johnson, that Burke could not be met under a tree in a thunder shower without impressing one with the fact that he was in the presence of an extraordinary man. He illustrated his point further by reference to the conversation of Johnson himself, as reJohnson himself, as reported by his biographer, which had so long been among the classics of literature. One evening Sumner took tea at Jamaica Plain with Rev. James Freeman Clarke's family, where he talked of his last visit to Paris, and his dinner with Thiers. After dining at Longfellow's on the afternoon of November 12, he went to the Church of the Disciples in the south part of Boston to attend a social meeting, to which he had been invited by the pastor, Dr. Clarke. Mrs. Clarke writes as follows:— Wh