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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)
Independent, February 7, contains S. H. Gay's criticism of the speech; but the editor a week later took a more favorable view of it. Seward spoke again briefly January 31. Mrs. Seward did not approve her husband's concessions. Seward's Life, vol. II. p. 496. He read the speech before its delivery to Sumner, who pleaded with hime, Dec. 30 and 31, 1860; New York Herald, December 31; New York Evening Post, Jan. 15. 1861. Within three weeks from this action, he made a speech in the house, January 31, in which he returned to the support of the propositions he had offered and later rejected. Everett, Winthrop, and A. A. Lawrence, members of the Boston Unioon. No, No, No, let the North cry out to every compromise and to every retreat. To Whittier, February 5:— I deplored Seward's speeches. January 12 and 31. The first he read to me, and I supplicated him not to make it. The true-hearted here have been filled with grief and mortification. People are anxious to save our
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
sent by his daughter's hand his hearty commendation of the measure. The Union League Club of New York appointed a committee to aid its passage. Generally, however, Sumner's correspondents and the newspapers were silent on this subject, which was destined later to come to the front. He was here, as often, a long way ahead of public sentiment. The Act of March 3, 1871, authorized a commission; and from that time the reform has held its place in the public attention. He wrote to Lieber, January 31:— Did I write to you asking your opinion on introducing the system of competitive examinations for minor offices in our civil department? I have such a bill drawn; but I am not sure if public opinion will sustain me. Again, May 15:— I am astonished at the echo to my little bill on civil service. I matured it alone, without consultation, and flung it on the table of the Senate as a way of drawing attention to the subject. Newspapers and letters show the interest it has ca
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)
rwise. July 1, 1870, Congressional Globe, p. 5080. He embodied his views on financial reconstruction and specie payments in bills which he introduced at the beginning of the session, Dec. 7, 1869, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 184, 185; Jan. 12, 1870, Ibid., pp. 234-236. The New York Evening Post, in its leader (January 13), wrote approvingly of his scheme. and maintained them in a series of instructive speeches. Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 1, March 2, 10, 11, 1870, Works, vol. XIII. pp. 237-298; January 31, Congressional Globe, p. 908; March 2, Globe, p. 1634; March 3, Globe, pp. 1660, 1663, 1664; March 9, Globe, p. 1795; March 10, Globe, pp. 1839, 1841; March 11, Globe, pp. 1861, 1871. Except Sherman, no senator at this session contributed so much to the debate on the refunding and consolidation of the public debt. He succeeded in modifying in some points the committee's bill, but in his insistence on definite measures of resumption he was in advance of his associates. Sumner had from h