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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
binet at a meeting where he submitted it was at once corrected by Chase, then chief-justice, in a letter to Mr. Lincoln, April 12. Mr. Chase had at the meeting objected to the restriction of suffrage to the class qualified before the rebellion. SchuHis action in authorizing its members to meet was generally disapproved; and he himself, on reconsideration, recalled it April 12—his last official act. They visited him on board the River Queen, where there was a pleasant conversation, in which the heir admission at the outset, and thereby arrest the process of reconstruction. The New York Tribune's correspondent, April 12, wrote that the speech fell dead, wholly without effect on the audience, and that it caused a great disappointment and left a painful impression. The correspondent of the Boston Journal, April 12, notes applause at other passages of the speech, but says that this part was listened to with attention and silence. Sumner was called for by the crowd, but he was not prese
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
g from March 20 to July 3 limited the power of senators not making a quorum to voting an adjournment,—a limitation which Sumner did not think constitutional. July 3, 1867; Works, vol. XI. pp. 365-367. Sumner pressed for a continuous or almost continuous session, with the view of checking the President and defeating his plans; but others did not see the necessity for the constant presence of Congress at the Capitol. March 23, 26, 28, and 29, 1867; Works, vol. XI. pp. 168-177. April 11 and 12; Ibid., pp. 352, 353. July 19; Ibid., pp. 420-425. November 26; Works, vol. XII. pp. 250– 252. He desired the Senate to remain so as to pass, with other measures, Boutwell's resolution to prevent the President removing district commanders without the consent of the Senate, or the recommendation of the commanding general, instancing Sheridan as likely to be removed from Louisiana. (July 19; Works, vol. XI. p. 424.) The President, as the bill was not acted upon, removed Sheridan ten days lat<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
hafed at times under nominations for foreign posts which seemed below the correct standard; One of these was J. R. Jones of Chicago, for Belgium. Works, vol. XIV. p. 260. but anxious to preserve harmony, they approved most of them. Fish and Sumner were naturally in accord as to the attainments and character required of our representatives abroad; but the former, from facility of nature, was not disclosed to stand in the way of the President's inclinations. Mr. Motley was nominated, April 12, as minister to England. He was confirmed the 13th, the same day that the Johnson-Clarendon convention was rejected. The selection was the President's, without pressure from any quarter, and it was very agreeable to Mr. Fish. Motley, returning from Europe in the summer of 1868, made an address in the campaign, which with brilliant rhetoric maintained the Republican cause, and described the qualities and achievements of General Grant. Naturally this praise was grateful to the general, c
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)
, members of the Cabinet, and army officers (including General Sherman) were present. The House having adjourned in expectation of the speech, its members thronged the aisles; and its Speaker, Mr. Blaine, sat by the side of the Vice-President. For descriptions of the scene see New York Tribune, March 31; New York Herald, March 28; New York Sun, March 28; Washington Patriot, March 28; Boston Journal, March 28; Boston Advertiser, March 28; New York Independent, April 6; London Telegraph, April 12. As no morning business was on hand, Sumner's elaborate and comprehensive resolutions, which summarized his views, were first read, and he then took the floor, using printed slips, and speaking three and a half hours. His manner throughout was solemn and earnest; but emotion, so far as could be, was repressed. He put aside, when he began and when he closed, the question of policy involved in the annexation, touching on it only as it concerned the future of the African race, and confined hi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
rdly to bear touching. I got up repeatedly and walled the room took two teaspoonsful of bromide of potassium in addition to the sodium. The pain was hard to bear. Two nights later, however, he had better sleep than at any time for month. In March he had severe attacks of the angina at midnight, as well as in the daytime, calling for the immediate attendance of the doctor, who applied subcutaneous injections of morphine. Relief then came, followed by sleep. He wrote to E. L. Pierce, April 12: I am sorry to report that I am very feebe, and do not seem to gain strength. The last two days I have taken to my bed. Dr. Howe called yesterday. I think he understands my case precisely; but he is against medicines, especially poisons. The attacks of the angina became during this month less frequent, and the last was on the 20th. His restlessness at night continued, and the remedies (strychnine, morphine, and galvanism) were kept up, with occasional cupping,—not applied, however, in