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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
ople of Massachusetts would not sanction it. David Henshaw says it is the cunningest and best bid for the Presidency that Webster has ever made. I should not be astonished if he were Secretary of State within a short time. No man can tell how this contest is to terminate. It is clear that there is to be a good deal of speaking before any important votes. I anticipate much from my friend Chase in the Senate. He is an able lawyer, and of admirable abilities otherwise. To William Jay, March 23:— I thank you very much for writing that letter on Mr. Webster's speech. It will be read extensively, and will do great good. You expose his inconsistency and turpitude in a manner that must sink into the souls of all who read what you have written. It must sink into the soul of the great apostate. Horace Mann writes that all the Northern Whigs out of the three great cities are against the speech, and will speak against it. Again, April 9:— Your letter to the Advertiser ap
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
ony of the morality and religion of New England against the Nebraska project. The Congregationalist, March 24, April 28, May 12 and June 2, contains Mr. Dexter's report and statements; Commonwealth March 15, 25, 31, and April 6; National Era, March 23; New Bedford Mercury, in March; Boston Traveller, March 20. The Evening Post, March 8. was severe in its criticisms upon Everett. See also dates of March 3, 4, 17; April 10, 11, 15; May 20, 23. The Springfield Republican, March 20 and May 20h if he had lived to see the day when his pupil and friend fought for the right in high places? Have you ever thought of the satisfaction you would have received from meeting him on your return from this session? James Russell Lowell wrote, March 23:— I am very glad to thank you for sending me in a more preservable form a speech which does you so much honor, and in which our Massachusetts senator (for we have only one, it seems) has shown himself worthy to represent the moral sentimen
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
mething to urge them onward. As soon as Sumner arrived home from Washington, at the close of the session in March, 1855, he began the preparation of an address on The necessity, practicability, and dignity of the Antislavery enterprise, with glances at the special duties of the North. Works, vol IV. pp. 1-51. The title recalls that of Dr. Wayland's sermon on The Moral Dignity of the Missionary Enterprise This address concluded, March 29, the antislavery course Sumner was present, March 23, at Wilson's lecture in the same course, which was interrupted by the latter's illness. in Tremont Temple, which he had been, on account of a cold, prevented from opening in the previous November. The public interest in the address was so keen that he repeated it in the same hall the next evening. Afterwards he delivered it during the same and the next month in several towns and cities of Massachusetts and New York. Woburn, Lowell, Worcester, New Bedford, Lynn, and other places in Mass
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
aris was by the same route which he traversed by sailing vessel and stage-coach nineteen years before. The condition of his health during the voyage is described in the New York Tribune, April 11, 13. Reaching Paris by way of Havre and Rouen, March 23, he found there American and English friends to welcome him,—among the former T. G. Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Emerson, and Madame Laugel; and among the latter, Nassau W. Senior. His first friendly office was a search for Crawford the artother day, partly for rest, and partly to enjoy still more the old town; heard mass and vespers in the venerable cathedral; for several hours drove in an open carriage in the environs, and passed a couple of hours at the opera in the evening. March 23. Left Rouen this morning at half-past 9 o'clock. The day was fine for March. Much struck by the whole management of the railroad, particularly when the train stopped for refreshments. Civilization seemed to abound. On arriving at Paris,. . .