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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
mmate their purpose in open and secret measures. On December 15 appeared the address of Jefferson Davis, Benjamin, Slidell, Wigfall, and other leaders of secession in Congress, invoking the Southern people to organize a Southern confederacy; avowing that the primary object of each slaveholding State ought to be its speedy and absolute separation from a union with the hostile States. South Carolina took the lead, and seceded five days later, followed the next month by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. Texas completed her secession February 1. The disunion sentiment was advancing in Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee,—States which, however, postponed the final act till after President Lincoln's call for troops. There were threatening signs also in Missouri, Kentucky, and Maryland. Delaware alone among slave States seemed securely held to the Union. The disunion sentiment was not confined to the slaveholding States. The identification of the De
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
f Lords, March 23, to Lord Stratheden (Campbell). He treated the escape of the Alabama as an accident, and giving no case of quarrel. He claimed that a neutral could sell unarmed ships to a belligerent, and that such was the case of the Alabama. He regarded with astonishment Sumner's undying confidence in our success, though hning that there was no place for it. To this England will yet come, unless the Alabama carries her completely into the embrace of the slave-mongers, so that her caus Palmerston. The debate related to the sailing of the Oreto (Florida) and the Alabama, and to the capture of the Adela and the Peterhoff by the United States. but n breakfast, St. James's Hall, London, June 24, 1867. His neglect to detain the Alabama for some days after he had received Sir Robert Collier's opinion, while waitins would be obliged to respect. The occasion was exigent. The Florida and the Alabama were on the sea,—both having issued from English ports. Iron-clads building f
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)
the President's honesty of purpose, and advised co-operation with him. Letter to Sumner, November 21. At the Union Club in Boston, November 7, the Governor and Henry Ward Beecher had a spirited encounter with Sumner when Governor Parsons of Alabama was present to solicit a loan for that State. (Boston Commonwealth, November 25.) Governor Andrew, as his valedictory message in January, 1866, shows, was not in entire accord with Republican methods of reconstruction. The editors of the New Yoraw-bone. He seemed to rally something of his old force when he wrote that brief note to Lord Russell. I think he is determined to perservere in that way. I see that the correspondent of the Times says that as soon as the elections are over the Alabama claims will be paid. The lawyers here all side with Mr. Bemis, and think he has shown the shifts and, pretensions of the British government, and that the idea of the blockade is an afterthought. On the suffrage question the President has c
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)
f the State, and regarding a constitutional prohibition as the only perfect and effective remedy.—when he was supported by the entire Republican vote; and the bill applying the condition to North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, and Alabama became a law notwithstanding President Johnson's veto. It passed the Senate June 25, 1868. The partisans of woman suffrage made an effort without success to enlist Sumner in their movement. Withholding an opinion as to its essential meris country against foreign governments with which we were at peace. Chandler in the Senate, Jan. 15, 1866 (Congressional Globe, p. 226), had proposed a resolution of non-intercourse with Great Britain on account of her refusal to entertain the Alabama claims; but it was laid on the table (Globe, p. 243) on Reverdy Johnson s motion, Sumner voting for it. Banks, in his report and speech, disparaged the American system of neutrality as wanting in principle, and established at the behest of a for
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)
without giving him an official copy, a despatch from Lord Stanley, accepting arbitration in the Alabama case. As he has not left any official copy, Mr. Seward has nothing as yet to answer. Sir Frederick wishes to know of me whether, if the Alabama case is put in train of settlement, we will then proceed to a general settlement of reciprocity, fisheries, and everything else. He thinks that one motive for advances on the Alabama claims would be that there was to be a sincere restoration of good relations. Talking with Seward, I find him watching the signs of public opinion, and to this endiscussed between us, and no negotiation is opened. Lord Russell's refusal of our offer in the Alabama case is the reason. I should like to put an end to this abnormal condition if possible. Twe desire. I have just perused the correspondence between Mr. Seward and Lord Stanley on the Alabama claims. There is a deadlock, the legacy of Lord Russell. The British government offers arbitr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ain an honorable discharge. I have a chamber for a friend, opening from my own study, which shall be at any desired temperature, according to the exigencies of your case. Come and make yourself at it home with me. I have seen Mr. Seward who is anxious as ever that you should carry on the proposed compilation. Sumner had, after consultation with Seward, called in the Senate for the correspondence with Great Britain concerning the recognition of rebel belligerency and depredations by the Alabama and other cruisers fitted out in that country. Both Seward and Sumner were desirous that Mr. Bemis should arrange the papers. To Lieber, March 28:— I think you will like the German treaty. To my mind it is essentially just. Concerning naturalized citizens emigrating from Germany. It embodies the claim originally made by Cass, and for a long time denied by Prussia. His claim represented high-water mark on this question in our country, and now Germany reaches this point. The
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)
nister would undertake a negotiation concerning the Alabama claims. Both he and Seward, in interviews with Sumestion that he represented the American view on the Alabama question, or was expected to present it; and he gave negotiation of a treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims, and signed, Jan. 14. 1869, what became known September, 1863—from the public discussion of the Alabama question, and he had hoped not to be obliged to enthad not a ship on the ocean; the fitting out of the Alabama and other rebel cruisers in England; the hospitalit have been prominently and historically part of the Alabama claims. Referring to passages which, as he said, lish mission. It is not half so important that the Alabama claims be settled as it is that when settled it sho. The general discussion of the question of the Alabama claims was withdrawn from Motley, to be resumed onlews of this government as to the basis on which the Alabama claims may be settled. The day before yesterday he
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)
binet. April 14, 1865. General Grant also stated to George William Curtis that Sumner had neglected to report several treaties; but when Harper's weekly of Dec. 8, 1877, was shown to him, which gave the record of the Senate proving that he had reported them with due promptness, the general continued to assume in an extended conversation that the senator had not reported them. (New York Herald, Feb. 22, 1878. containing letter from Cairo, January 17.) His anachronism in his comments on the Alabama claims has already been pointed out. (Ante, p. 398, note.) General Grant's accuracy as a narrator of military affairs has been contested by several authors. Misunderstandings: Halleck and Grant; J. B. Fry, Magazine of American History, vol. XVI. p. 561. The Mistakes of Grant; by W. S. Rosecrans, North American Review, December, 1885, pp. 580-599. Grant versus The Record; by Carswell McClellan. From Chattanooga to Petersburg; by W. F. Smith. Gen. J. I). Cox's review of Grant's Personal Me
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)
urpose of sounding the Administration as to what would be acceptable for the disposition of the Alabama claims, and it became important for the secretary to consult the senator. But for the studied between Great Britain and the United States was in session in Washington, and had taken up the Alabama claims March 8, the day preceding the action of the caucus. The Commission began its sessionnk it prudent to open anew the negotiations, and the treaty was ratified without change. The Alabama claims came before the Senate again in 1872, when the British government indicated its purpose xpressed in a friendly spirit the regret felt by her Majesty's government for the escape of the Alabama and other vessels from British ports, and for the depredations committed by those vessels. Thiainst the United States; but the treaty clearly excluded them by limiting the submission to the Alabama claims. Sumner took satisfaction in the result. He wrote to Lieber in August: I know not if
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 19 (search)
San Domingo scheme and his exposure of the proceedings of its leading promoters as the motive or justification of his displacement. The reasons for Mr. Sumner's removal heretofore given having failed, Mr. Davis has attempted a new one, which no assailant of Mr. Sumner hitherto has ventured to suggest; namely, that the senator, by a memorandum of Jan. 17, 1871, sent by him to Mr. Fish, in answer to a call for his advice as to the negotiations with Great Britain for the settlement of the Alabama claims and other questions, proposed that the withdrawal of the British flag from Canada cannot be abandoned as a condition or preliminary of such a settlement. This, according to Mr. Davis, was communicated by Mr. Fish to leading Republican senators, who were governed in their votes by the communication, making them, as he says, their practical answer to the memorandum; and he then states that for diplomatic purposes this reason was not given to the public, but only the reason that Mr. Su