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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
which will be aid and comfort to the rebellion itself. Sumner's motion to lay the resolutions on the table prevailed by a vote of thirty-four yeas to ten nays. McDougall, irrepressible on this subject, and not restrained by a patriotic sense of responsibility, introduced a year later (Jan. 11, 1864) his belligerent proposition,—now more decisive in its terms than before, as it affirmed the duty of the government to declare war against France if the French troops were not withdrawn by March 15 of the same year. It was referred to the committee on foreign relations, where it remained without report under Sumner's judicious chairmanship. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VII. p. 407. McDougall was restive under the oblivion to which his measure was consigned, and made several attempts to revive it by a vote to discharge the committee; but in this he was defeated, May 27, by a decisive vote. Sumner committed to a similar burial Wade's resolution of inquiry on Mexican aff
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)
in any positive way—each perhaps in a different form—express an interest in the idea, and that will have a great effect on the country and on Congress too. This is a moment for changes. Our whole system is like molten wax, ready to receive an impression. Other subjects on which Sumner spoke briefly were an appropriation for the training of pupils for the consular service; March 15, 1864. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 223-227. the raising of the mission to Belgium to a first-class rank; March 15. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 217-222. He wrote Lieber, March 17: I was badgered on all sides, but at last on ayes and noes carried it. national academies for the promotion of literature, art, and of the moral and political sciences,—a project in relation to which Lieber, Agassiz, and R. W. Emerson were his correspondents, July 2. Works, vol. IX. pp. 51-54. all of whom entered heartily into it; the prohibition of sales of gold deliverable at a future day; April 15. Congressional Globe, <
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)
ste, and merely to wish you a Happy New Year. Seward assures me that his voyage To the West Indies. is solely for health and to avoid holidays. To Bemis, March 15:— As to Bancroft's eulogy, On President Lincoln before Congress, in which foreign nations were arraigned for their treatment of this country during the on of emigrating to the United States, March 19 (Globe. pp. 1492, 1493); claims or compensation of persons connected with the foreign service of the government, March 15 and 16, May 16. July 2 and 3 Globe, pp. 1421, 1439, 1443, 2615, 2621, 3523, 3549): the mission to Portugal. July 20 (Globe. pp. 3952-3954); the editing of the he purchase of land for the navy yard at Charlestown, Mass., March 16 (Globe, p. 1446); the publication of the annual report of the National Academy of Sciences, March 15 (Globe, pp. 1418, 1419); the purchase of the law library of James L. Petigru the intrepid Unionist of South Carolina, July 3 (Works, vol. x. pp. 479, 480); the
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)
which by established usage he would but for that contest have been continued. It was also the common belief that the President's hand as well as the secretary's was in the scheme. Compare New York Tribune, March 9; New York Herald, March 9, 10, 15; New York Evening Post, March 9, 10, 11; Boston Journal, March 9 and 10; Chicago Tribune, March 11 and 13. It did not matter, as was claimed in their behalf, that other senators who voted as Sumner voted were not subjected to like discipline; he waGlobe, pp. 923, 1212, 1216. 1217), and March 13 and April 19 (Globe, pp. 69, 74, 809)); representation at an international penitentiary congress, March 7 (Globe, p. 13); the removal of the distinction in legislation between acts and resolutions, March 15 (Globe, pp. 113, 120); and the payment of claims for French spoliations, to which he invoked the attention of his successor, Mr. Cameron, March 13 (Globe, p. 66). At this as at the previous session, being the oldest senator in continuous service
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)
s made known the senator's condition. Merchants paused in the rush of traffic to contemplate the impending event. No death, except that of Lincoln,—it was a common remark at the time,—had for a long period so touched the popular heart. For days and weeks the press teemed with narratives of his life and delineations of his character. The Washington Chronicle (Forney's journal) recorded the titles, Honored statesman, true patriot, generous friend; J. W. Forney, in his Sunday Chronicle, March 15, paid two tributes to the senator. The New York Tribune published leaders upon him March 12 and 16, and April 30. and recurring to the theme on the day of the funeral, said: He was no master in the arts of the cunning demagogue. He never for himself asked the vote of a single person or solicited an office. The New York Tribune began its leader with the sentence, The most dignified and illustrious name which the Senate has in recent years borne upon its rolls has disappeared from them for