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Nahant (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ld have been at the Club to-day. None of the young members came. There were a dozen of us, all over sixty. It was like a dinner at some Old Man's Home or Hotel des Invalides. Emerson sat next to me. He was emphatic in his praise of you. Such elegant and easy hospitality; such a worker; such agreeable company; and so on to the end of the chapter. Emerson had been entertained by Sumner in Washington. On reaching home he at once, as was his custom at this season, sought Longfellow at Nahant, where he found as a guest his old companion George W. Greene. One day he drove from the city to Mr. Winthrop's at Brookline. Another day he entertained R. Schleiden, who was on a visit to this country. Sumner overworked himself at this session, as indeed he was almost always doing. In addition to the controversies in the Senate, which taxed severely his nervous system, he was engaged in the preparation of notes to his Works, of which four volumes had been issued and three more printed;
Illinois (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
still continued to be in business relations with the officers of the ordnance bureau, at whose agency in New York the negotiations were carried on. Finally, on pressure from Schurz, the secretary (Jan. 24, 1871) stopped the sale of arms altogether. The Secretary of State, to whom Schurz applied, was opposed to the sale of arms to the belligerents. Naturalized citizens of German nativity were sensitive when the sale of arms to France by our government became known. Gustavus Koerner, of Illinois, directed Sumner's attention to the testimony in a French trial, which stated that such sales were taking place. Mr. Bancroft, our minister at Berlin, in a despatch, Jan. 7, 1871, also called attention to them. Curiously enough, however, the Prussian government did not complain of the sales, and Bismarck was reported to have said that it was cheaper to capture the arms on the Loire than to buy them in Washington. Sumner thought this courageous gayety no excuse for indifference to a viola
Dublin (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
the British Museum, and one to the Bethnal Green Museum. His lodgings were at Maurigy's, 1 Regent Street, soon after converted into a club-house. His admission to the Athenaeum Club, always his favorite resort in London, was arranged by G. Shaw Lefevre. The Duchess of Argyll welcomed him to England and invited him to Inverary. You could not go back, she wrote, without seeing your old friends again. Other invitations came from Robert Ingham at Newcastle, Mrs. Adair (nee Wadsworth) near Dublin, General Sickles at Madrid, and Baron Gerolt at Bonn. After a week in London, during which his weak condition had been aggravated by the tidings of his nomination for governor, he crossed to Paris, where he took lodgings at Hotel Walther, Rue Castiglione. Here, where he remained a month, enjoying various diversions and afar from home politics, he seemed to gain strength. To his great regret he missed Dr. Brown-Sequard, who had suddenly gone to the United States to take up his residence th
White Star (Washington, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
s that when our little dog would have made friends with him, he remarked that he had never had time to play with dogs. He left us for Liverpool; the day was not a pleasant one,—weather unsettled and rough. I was not well enough to go with him to Liverpool, which I much regretted. I was anxious about his voyage (luring the winter season. I give you these few particulars of his visit; it was a visit most pleasant to me and to my family. Sumner left Liverpool by the Baltic, of the White Star line, November 14, and arrived in New York the 26th, refusing the offer from the company of a free passage. From Queenstown he wrote to Mr. Bright: I leave England with regret, wishing I could see more and mingle more with English people, who are for me most agreeable and interesting. Especially do I regret Inverary, which I should have visited, my last day with you was very pleasant, but too brief. Good-by. The vessel encountered a violent gale for two days, and afterwards boats manne
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
o the President's too good opinion of men of easy virtue and his lax treatment of them when they were found out. This came to be the opinion of the American people, who, ever grateful for his service in the army and ready to confer on him any military rank or emolument, were determined in the purpose not to prolong his civil administration by a third election, either at the end of his second term or after the intervening term of his immediate successor. The Republican State convention of Pennsylvania, nearly a year before his second term expired, took a definite position against a third term for the President in a resolution which called out a reply from him, May 29, 1875. New York Tribune, May 31, 1875. He declined a re-election, but there was in his letter an underlying tone of regret that such an announcement from him had been expected. The New York Tribune, June 1, went so far as to say of the letter, It has shown to all intelligent people his desire for a third term and his
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
ublic man, or indeed of all public men, in Massachusetts. General Butler has said: I can say witommend it, but depend upon it the heart of Massachusetts is with thee. Amnesty for rebels and a guhe might, and probably would, have carried Massachusetts; but his name would not, as was to be expe for it. The Liberal Republican leaders in Massachusetts, who were in close relations with him, didtual plane. He said that the senator from Massachusetts had identified himself so completely with ial rings, with the strange cooperation of Massachusetts men calling themselves my friends. A ren nominated by acclamation for governor of Massachusetts by the Democratic and Liberal Republican p against him or abstained from voting. In Massachusetts the President received two to one in the pagainst a third term for General Grant as Massachusetts, where, in 1880, the Republican State convdidate for the Vice-Presidency in 1892; in Massachusetts, N. P. Banks, member of Congress, United S[3 more...]
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
however, would have cordially accepted Adams. Horace Greeley was, however, nominated by the Liberal Republicans at Cincinnati, and afterwards by the Democrats at Baltimore. His nomination, as soon as made, settled the final result. No one in the country among its distinguished men was so unfitted by natural qualities for a high aractive force with the American people. The platform of the Cincinnati convention, which was afterwards adopted without change by the Democratic convention at Baltimore, was in one respect Sumner's handiwork, the draft being received by Mr. Bird at Washington and taken to Cincinnati. The part which came from Sumner, modified pe. C. Invitations to address the Southern people came to the senator. An interview between him and Southern delegates returning from the Democratic convention at Baltimore is given in the New York World, July 12. in a caustic vein, saying to Mr. Blaine at the outset, that, serving in the fellowship of men devoted to the Antislavery
Bourbon (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
name would not, as was to be expected, have found favor with Southern Democrats, whose undivided support was essential. New York Herald, Feb 3, 1872. Andrew Johnson signified his opposition to Sumner as a candidate (Chicago Tribune, Dec. 7, 1871). Though always friendly at heart to that section, he had seemed otherwise in his policy of reconstruction; and he was at the time pushing the civil equality of negroes in a way not at all agreeable to Southern people. Northern Democrats of the Bourbon type could not easily accept as leader one with whom they had been long in controversy. He himself did not seek the nomination, or express a desire for it. The Liberal Republican leaders in Massachusetts, who were in close relations with him, did not (presumably following his counsels) present his name, and even discouraged its use. If, however, it had been decided as the wisest course to place him at the head of the ticket, he would doubtless have accepted the place,— as it would have bee
Chatsworth (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
Incorrupta fides, nudaque veritas, Quando ullum inveniet parem? Multis ille bonis flebilis occidit: Nulli flebilior, quam mihi. A few moments after parting with friends at the deanery, he was on the train to visit the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth, leaving the great city for the last time. It had been his purpose to visit the Argylls at Inverary, but he had not the time to go so far north. The duchess had written him several letters, expressing the most earnest desire that he should nowell letter in a note of plaintive tone: If the time has done you good, perhaps you will come again. I should not like to think I am not to meet you in this life again. God knows, and one is thankful. He alone knows the solemn future. From Chatsworth he went to Rochdale. Mr. Bright described, in 1875, his visit, thus:— His last night in England was spent at my house at Rochdale; we sat up till after midnight. The conversation, which I remember, was on many topics. Two of them I reme
Morrill (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 14
k out the word white from all statutes of the United States. Sherman was unwilling to open the gates to the heathen races; but Sumner declined to modify the section, justifying its scope, and the Senate voted to retain it. There was a tie vote on Sumner's amendment Among those voting yea were Anthony, Cameron, Chandler, Conkling, Frelinghuysen, Hamlin, Harlan, Morrill (Vermont). Morton, Sherman, Sumner, Wilson, and Windom. Among those voting no were Carpenter, Ferry (Conn.), Logan, Morrill (Maine), Schurz, Trumbull, and the Democratic senators. which attached his civil-rights measure to the amnesty bill, and it was carried by the Vice-President's casting vote, The Vice-President (Colfax) explained that he voted for the amendment as a whole, without concurring in all its features. which was received with cheers from the galleries. This sealed the fate of the amnesty bill, as the Democratic senators withdrew from its support, and left it considerably short of a two-thirds vote.
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