sent hearty messages of congratulation to the new senator.
Few omitted to observe that Massachusetts
had put the seal of disapproval on Webster
's ‘Seventh of march’ speech.
, failing to find Sumner
at his office, wrote, April 26: ‘You told me once that you were in morals, not in politics.
Now I hope you will show that you are still in morals although in politics.
I hope you will be the senator with at conscience
wrote: ‘I take new courage in the cause of political truth and justice when I see a senator coming from Massachusetts
imbued with the uncompromising devotion to freedom and humanity of John Quincy Adams
Richard S. Storrs, Jr.
, wrote from Brooklyn
: ‘I am sure that there are many thousands of hearts outside of Massachusetts
which have thrilled with deep and unexpected happiness at this most honorable and auspicious event.
I confess that to me the whole aspect of the future is brighter and more attractive.’
William H. Furness
wrote from Philadelphia
of the inexpressible satisfaction which he and others had taken in the result, and congratulated him with a whole heart on the greatness of his position, and most of all for the sacred cause which had triumphed in him.1 Hillard
wrote from Court Street, April 25:—
, in the autumn of 1851, Horace Mann
's speeches on slavery recently collected in a volume.
acknowledged the gift; but said they differed so widely as to the contents of the book and the recent course of the author, that it would only give pain and do no one any good for him to say more.
He added: ‘We have made up our fagots for life, and we will not wrangle or ‘establish raws’ upon subjects on which ’