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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1, chapter 9 (search)
of Boston (Judge of the Common Pleas Court of Massachusetts, and President of the Senate), Martin of Dorchester, Cummings of Salem (Judge of the Common Pleas), Levi Lincoln of Worcester (afterwards Judge of our Supreme Court and Governor of the Commonwealth), Andrews of Newburyport, Holmes of Rochester, Hills of Pittsfield, Austinetermine whether judges are incompetent? Mr. Loring says, Show me my crime! Mr. Cummings says, This provision is not intended to embrace cases of crime. Levi Lincoln of Worcester comes next. He was then a Democrat,--since Governor, and Judge: He was entirely satisfied with the Constitution as it was. He had never heait is not often that I have an opportunity to quote him on my side. Nobody objects to this provision, said Mr. Austin. There sat Prescott, Shaw, Webster, Story, Lincoln,--the men whom you look up to as the lights of this Commonwealth; but--nobody objects to this provision ! Nobody objects to this provision. The House of Re
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 4: editorial Experiments.—1826-1828. (search)
eir place. They were doubtless Democrats (or republicans, as they were then called) who had taken offence at his criticisms on Governors Eustis Wm. Eustis, Levi Lincoln. and Lincoln for their unsatisfactory conduct of the State's case against the National Government; and more followed their example a week or two later. NevertLincoln for their unsatisfactory conduct of the State's case against the National Government; and more followed their example a week or two later. Neverthless, we repeat, said the editor, our happiness at the loss of such subscribers is not a whit abated. We beg no man's patronage, and shall ever erase with the same cheerfulness that we insert the name of any individual. . . . Personal or political offence we shall studiously try to avoid—truth, never. The year 1826 was notewor some effort to do so, was apparent from an occasional paragraph or editorial defending Henry Clay against attacks made upon him, or urging voters to support Governor Lincoln for reelection, or commending the new American System; and one correspondent even took him to task for publishing an extract from Mr. Webster's speech on int
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 10: Prudence Crandall.—1833. (search)
o us in this region that he should be publicly discountenanced, and even given up to justice; who is in fact this moment in danger of being surrendered to the civil authorities of some one of the Southern States; this man, in connection with a few like-minded spirits, has been engaged in forming what they call The New-England Anti-slavery Society, one object of which is, to effect the abolition of slavery in the United States. . . . I have conversed freely with the Governor of this Levi Lincoln, 1825-33. Commonwealth, and other leading men, on this subject, and they express a decided disapprobation of Garrison's course. For a while he tried the effect of his Liberator upon the Governor by sending it to him. His Excellency, however, did not think it worth the postage, and ordered it stopped. Garrison is now preparing to go to England, doubtless to repeat viva voce the defamation of the South and the Colonization Society which has been already sent over in print, and re-echoed
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 12: American Anti-slavery Society.—1833. (search)
wo or three colored members. representing ten of the twelve free States, made their way the next morning December 4, 1833. to Adelphi Hall, on Fifth Street below Walnut, greeted with abusive language as they went along, and finding the entrance to the building guarded by the police. The doors were locked upon an assembly, as Whittier noticed, mainly composed of comparatively young men, some in middle age, and a few beyond that period. Five-sevenths of them were destined to survive President Lincoln's emancipation proclamation. At this writing (May, 1885), Elizur Wright, Jr., J. G. Whittier, and Robert Purvis alone survive. The Quaker element was naturally prominent. Besides those already mentioned, Maine sent Joseph Southwick, and Nathan and Isaac Winslow; Massachusetts, Arnold Buffum and Effingham L. Capron; Effingham L. Capron was a Friend, of the straitest kind. At first he was no abolitionist, and was very much prejudiced against William Lloyd Garrison. Persuaded by m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 2: Parentage and Family.—the father. (search)
hen Mayor. In 1825, his affairs took a favorable turn. On Sept. 6, by appointment of Governor Levi Lincoln, he became sheriff of Suffolk County; succeeding Joseph Hall, who had been appointed Judder a later statute, which fixed a term of five years for the office, he was reappointed by Governor Lincoln, March 14, 1831, and afterwards by Governor Edward Everett, March 23, 1836. To relieve theive his son Charles a liberal education. He always entertained the liveliest gratitude to Governor Lincoln, accounting him, in a letter to him, Jan. 21, 1834, his greatest earthly benefactor, as, without his favor, he should not probably have sent a son to college. Governor Lincoln answered, as he retired from office, in terms appreciative of the sheriff's personal and official character. ThJudges Prescott, Putnam, Wilde, Morton, Hubbard, Thacher, Simmons, Solicitor General Davis, Governor Lincoln, Josiah Quincy, John Pickering, Harrison Gray Otis, William Minot, Timothy Fuller, Samuel E
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 3: birth and early Education.—1811-26. (search)
her's plan for the education of his son, who entered heartily into it, was changed by the improvement in his own fortunes which took place three weeks after his letter to Captain Partridge. On Sept. 6, he was appointed Sheriff of Suffolk County; an office whose revenues enabled him to dispense with the rigid economy he had hitherto been compelled, with his narrow income and large family, to practise. A few months later he determined upon a college-course for his son. His letter to Governor Lincoln, who appointed him, attributed to this appointment his ability to send his son to college. Ante, p. 22. At the beginning of September, 1826, Charles entered upon his studies as a member of the Freshman Class of Harvard College. A week later, his father gratefully acknowledged to Mr. Gould, the head-master of the Latin School, the value of the services rendered by its instructors to his son, and particularly those of Mr. Leverett, to whose accuracy, he wrote, Charles had often born
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
r your health and happiness. From your, as ever, affectionate Chas. Sumner. To his father. Washington, March 19, 1834. my dear father,—I have seen Governor Lincoln several times since he has been in town. He has treated me very kindly, and cordially invited me to see him. I presented your respects to him upon his firstouse. Members have too many facilities for writing and reading to give up these last to attend to a speech where the very attention is labor and weariness. Governor Lincoln is very constant in his seat, and attentive to all the speeches. Indeed, he seems to give a studied attention. The spring has stolen upon me here unexpecnts of his subject without stopping for parley or introduction. His speech made a very strong impression upon a very numerous audience. I bade good-by to Governor Lincoln to-day, who wished me to present his regards to you. He has obtained private lodgings now, and feels a little more contented. He was quite homesick a week a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
With this jurist, who afterwards frequently inquired of Mr. Fay about him, he discussed his favorite theme of codification. Ranke, and Raumer. Mr. Wheaton, the American Minister, was absent from his post, but Sumner formed a lasting friendship with the Secretary of Legation, Theodore S. Fay. In 1842-43, Sumner intervened successfully with Mr. Webster, then Secretary of State in behalf of Mr. Fay, whose position was endangered by an intrigue. In 1861, he obtained an assurance from Mr. Lincoln that Mr. Fay, then Minister to Switzerland, should not be disturbed; but the President soon after gave the place to another as a reward for party service. Fay wrote to Sumner from Berlin, Jan. 14, 1840, warm with affection: Your departure, he said, has thrown a shade over our little circle and haunts. The Hotel de Rome looks desolate, and the crowded rooms of——are stupider than ever. Many persons spoke of your p. p. c. cards with very complimentary expressions of regret; but none of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
Revolution. He will go over Bancroft's ground; but they will hardly interfere with each other. Sparks is the faithful annalist, perhaps you may say historiographer, correct in his facts, patient of labor, but utterly without imagination. His history will be built on a thorough examination of the original documents. Bancroft's will be a series of brilliant sketches, full of glow and life, and making the American reader love his country. Bancroft has resigned his Collectorship, and Governor Lincoln is his successor. Haughton, editor of the Atlas, died suddenly yesterday. Perhaps his death is not to be regretted. One fountain of political bitterness is closed, and in a happy hour, as the whole country seems prepared by the sudden death of President Harrison for peace and repose. You will read of the latter event in the newspapers. Webster is the Atlas of the country now, and on his shoulders rests the great weight of affairs. Do not be alarmed about war. The clamor of Engla
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
et to be issued. He had never any sentimental aversion to the use of force as such, even when necessary to the extent of taking life. In 1842 he was earnestly in favor of decisive measures against the rebellion in Rhode Island, and of the use of the national troops for its suppression. Ante, Vol. II. p. 212. He went further in sustaining Mackenzie's summary execution of the Somers mutineers than many who did not share his peace views. Ante, Vol. II. pp. 233-237. In 1862 he advised President Lincoln not to commute the death-sentence passed upon a slave-trader, to the end that the traffic itself should be branded as infamous. When the Southern Rebellion was gathering its forces, he resisted all schemes of compromise, although well assured that their defeat involved inevitable civil war; and, during the winter of 1860-61, conferred frequently with General Scott to promote plans for the military protection of the national capital and forts. Works, Vol. V. pp. 433-483. When the c
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