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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
omised to bolt with us; it remains to be seen if they will. They say that Webster will. Our call has not yet received any signatures; indeed, it has not left my office. We await the movement of the others; we offer to lead or follow. I wish you were here. It is said that Mr. Lawrence will be ousted from the Vice-Presidential chances; this pleases many here. The Webster and Lawrence factions are very angry with each other,—almost as much as both once were with us. To George Sumner, June 13:— Taylor is nominated at last. A week or fortnight will disclose whether a new combination will not be effected among the free States. The effect of a regular nomination is potential. It is difficult to oppose it; but it will be opposed in Ohio, and there are symptoms now of rebellion in New York. In Massachusetts we have called a convention for June 28 to organize opposition. Meanwhile the Barnburners are shaking New York to its centre. We hope to establish an alliance among t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
and was to be corrected after delivery. (Wilson's speech, June 13, Congressional Globe, p. 140:3.) Since then it has become ork Tribune, June 3, and in Wilson's speech in the Senate, June 13. Congressional Globe, p. 1399; Sumner's works, vol. IV. 's looseness of speech were given by Wilson in his speech, June 13. Sumner's Works, vol. IV. p. 286. and he made no imputatof himself as Sumner charged against him when in a speech, June 13, he confessed his habitual impatience, excitability, and or submission to insults to his State; Butler's speech, June 13, Congressional Globe, App. p. 632. but these do not appearunaccountable. Butler, in a speech of two days, June 12 and 13, when the Kansas bill was pending, took occasion to reply tonaccuracy of speech. Wilson, taking the floor at once, June 13, Congressional Globe, p. 1399. Sumner's Works, vol. IV. p violent pain in the back of the head. Wilson's speech, June 13, Congressional Globe, p. 1309, with Dr. H. Lindsly's lette
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
to the memory. The audience in the galleries was not large, as the interest in the debate on slavery had been transferred from Congress to the country. The account of the scene is compiled from letters to newspapers. Boston Traveller, June 9, by E. L. Pierce; Boston Journal, June 6, by B. P. Poore; Boston Atlas and Bee, June 11, by James Parker; New York Independent, June 14, by D. W. Bartlett; New York Tribune, June 5; New York Evening Post, June 5 and 7; Chautauqua (N. Y.) Democrat, June 13; Iowa City Republican, June 20. W. M. Dickson, of the Cincinnati bar, gave a vivid description of the scene, several years later, in a letter to the writer, and afterwards published it in the Cincinnati Commercial, Nov. 28, 1877. The Vice-President, Breckinridge, during the morning hour called Fitzpatrick of Alabama to the chair. Sumner, as soon as the Kansas bill was called up, took the floor and proceeded with his speech, reading from the printed slips with his usual fulness of voice, s