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[159] which both parties adhered, of removals from office on account of political opinions, and was opposed to the election of any one person to the Presidency beyond a single term. To these views he always adhered.1

Early in August, 1841, Sir Charles Lyell arrived by steamer from Liverpool,—the first of his two visits to the United States; and Sumner had pleasant associations with him during his visits to Boston, driving him and his wife to the suburbs, both then and a year later, when they embarked on their return.

Lord Morpeth lost his election to Parliament, for the West Riding in Yorkshire, in the summer of 1841; and made a visit to this country in the autumn, arriving by steamer at Boston, Oct. 21. He spent nearly a year in America, travelling widely here, and extending his journey to Cuba. Sumner derived great pleasure from this visit. He was Morpeth's escort and friend in Boston,—introducing him to the people whom he wished to know, and taking him to places and meetings of interest (among which was the Anti-slavery Fair). He gave him a dinner at the Tremont House, where Story, Prescott, Bancroft, Ticknor, Choate, Hillard, Felton, and Longfellow were among the guests; and was present on similar occasions when Morpeth was entertained by Story, Prescott, and Longfellow.2

Sumner's correspondence with foreigners, after his return front Europe, was very large. Every European mail brought its welcome parcel of letters; and its arrival was awaited with eager expectation. Joseph Parkes wrote at great length of English politics; Robert Ingham, of lawyers and judges on the Northern

1 See remarks in the Senate, Feb. 11, 1867; Works, Vol. XI. p. 98. In December, 1873,—three months before his death,—he moved joint resolutions in the Senate for Constitutional amendments limiting the Presidency to a single term, and extending it to six years; providing for the President's election by a direct vote of the people; and abolishing the office of Vice-President.

2 The Earl of Carlisle (Lord Morpeth), in a lecture at Leeds, Dec. 6, 1850, thus referred to Sumner: ‘The residence here [Boston] was rendered peculiarly agreeable to me by a friendship with one of its inhabitants, which I had previously made in England. He hardly yet comes within my rule of exception; but I do not give up the notion of his becoming one of the historical men of the country. However, it is quite open to me to mention some of those with whom, mainly through his introduction, I became acquainted.’ Those mentioned are Story, Channing, Allston, Bancroft, Ticknor, Longfellow, R. W. Emerson, and Prescott.—‘Speeches, Lectures, and Poems of the Earl of Carlisle,’ p. 393. In a preface to an English edition of ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin,’ the Earl referring to his ‘own much-valued friend’ Sumner, whose speech in the Senate on the Fugitive Slave Act he had just received, said: ‘In our past hours of friendly intercourse, in our frequent walks by the sparkling estuary of Boston, or upon the sunny brow of Bunker's Hill, how little did I, how little did he, I feel well assured, dream of such an opening upon his quiet and unostentatious career!’

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