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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)
f 1860-1861. The peace conference of delegates from the free States and the border slave States, including Tennessee and North Carolina, called at the instance of the Legislature of Virginia, was in session at Washington from February 4 to February 27. Ex-President John Tyler, who well represented its spirit, was its president, and Salmon P. Chase led the non-compromisers on the floor. The majority voted propositions of compromise in the line of the Crittenden scheme; but Congress gave no e was right. It was brief; and no speech at this time should be long. It dealt with the present; and this is no time for historical speeches. It was temperate, as we should be; it was firm, as the occasion requires. R. W. Emerson wrote, February 27:— Peace and prosperity adhere to your truth and firmness, as they ought. I am always consoled in the bad times by your fidelity. ... May the Highest Wisdom and Strength keep and guide you! Sumner called on President Buchanan with re
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
ase wrote Sumner, on the morning of the day when the vote was taken, a brief and confidential note, expressing the earnest hope that the amendment would not be defeated by his vote. The result was a disappointment in political quarters, and Sumner was held responsible for it. Stevens said in the House that the amendment had been slaughtered by a puerile and pedantic criticism, and by the united forces of self-righteous Republicans and unrighteous copperheads. The Boston Advertiser, February 27 and March 9, 10, 12, disapproved Sumner's opposition to the amendment. Sumner replied in its columns to its article of March 12 (Works, vol. x. pp. 375, 376). C. E. Norton in the New England Publication Society's paper, March 16, also took exception to the senator's course. There was a feeling among Republicans that the party would lose prestige with the people unless it carried through Congress some constitutional amendment concerning representation, and that it would enter at a disadv
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
rning Canada. The omission is proof that he did not regard the cession of that province as a peremptory condition of a settlement. See Appendix. The indignity of the removal was aggravated by the time chosen for effecting it. The Joint High Commission for the settlement of all questions between Great Britain and the United States was in session in Washington, and had taken up the Alabama claims March 8, the day preceding the action of the caucus. The Commission began its sessions February 27, and ended them May 8. The American commissioners were Fish, Schenck, E. R. Hoar, Judge Nelson, and G. H. Williams; the British commissioners were Earl de Grey (afterwards Marquis of Ripon), Sir Stafford Northcote (afterwards Lord Iddlesleigh), Professor Mountague Bernard, Sir Edward Thornton, and Sir John Macdonald. Just then came the dismissal from the post he had long held of the statesman who had studied the questions at issue more than any one of his countrymen, and whose treatment
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
Inspired by the controversy and by his audience, he never spoke in the Senate with such nervous energy, fire, and immediate effect. New York Tribune, February 21. See as to Schurz's other speeches in the debate, New York Tribune, February 26, 27, 28. The galleries were with him, and their outbursts of applause were with difficulty repressed by the chair. Sumner thanked him warmly, and said to others as well as to him that it was the greatest speech he had heard in the Senate for twenty yeroversy attracted little attention in the country. It was chiefly of interest at Washington, where it drew a crowd to the Capitol, always on hand to witness a display of forensic antagonism; James S. Pike described in the New York Tribune, February 27, the contest as a boy's debate, . . . carried on by able men and practised speakers, and affording the cheapest entertainment to loafers. and even with them the debate was wearisome, except when Schurz, Sumner, Carpenter, or Conkling was on th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
age was assured from the outset, it encountered only a feeble resistance and created little excitement. It passed the Senate, February 11, and the House, February 13. For comments of the press approving this action, see Philadelphia Press, February 27. Gov. W. B. Washburn, who was heartily in sympathy with it, deputed J. B. Smith, a member of the committee which reported it, and Sumner's colored friend, to take it in person to Washington. Mr. Smith delivered the copies on March 6. The nexwhich in his judgment, besides being premature so soon after that recently held in Vienna, could only succeed under the direct patronage and supervision of the United States government. He followed the bill closely, and on two different days (February 27, and Friday, March 6) spoke at length Congressional Globe, pp. 1830-1833, 2025-2027. in favor of further consideration and another reference to a committee. The Senate agreed with him, and voted the reference March 6. He was on that day f