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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
e chairman,—giving attention to nice points of phraseology as well as to the rates of taxes. He spoke against a tax on cotton,—it being an agricultural product, and the tax being likely to embarrass the manufacture of cotton goods, May 27 and June 4. Works, vol. VII. pp. 84-92.—and succeeded in reducing it, and at one time in striking it out altogether. His constituents-mill-owners in Fall River, Lowell, and Lawrence—were greatly interested in this measure. He succeeded, with Dixon's co-operation, in carrying a lower rate of duty on fire and marine insurance May 24, 26, and June 4, Congressional Globe, pp. 2334-2337, 2346, 2552, 2556. (that on life insurance being exempted without controversy), contending that the duty was a tax upon a tax, a tax upon a premium, and a tax on something which was in itself almost a charity. He received for his efforts in this direction the thanks of the insurance companies of Boston. He spoke briefly for taxing receipts for passengers, but
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)
descriptions in books, magazines, and newspapers; it has become the theatre of American enterprise; it has been widely explored, and its capabilities ascertained; and after the quarter of a century which has passed since the acquisition, Sumner's original exposition remains a singularly accurate and complete statement of its character and resources. Sumner's prophetic instinct and faithful description are the topic of a leader in the Boston Advertiser, Aug. 25, 1888. He wrote to Agassiz, June 4:— I am glad to know that you have read my speech, or disquisition. You will observe the multiplicity of topics which I was obliged to treat. I hope that I have not made any very great blunders. I have referred only to the authorities which I examined or used. I know the debt to Berghaus; but I had before in Keith Johnston's vulgarization in English with Rogers's additions. I hope you will examine the pen-and-ink copy of the map of 1566 with the stretto di Anian, which is my most