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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
e immediate steps for the systematic visitation of jails by members of the Society, and for awakening public sentiment in behalf of the cause,—in all which, notwithstanding pressing engagements, he was ready to assist. Dwight did not respond to the appeal. In the summer Sumner contributed several articles to a newspaper on prison discipline, chiefly in support of the views he had maintained in the debate. Boston Advertiser, July 1 9, 22, 27, and 29. Those in that journal of June 29 and July 8 may, or may not, be his. Late in the year 1847 Mr. Gray's pamphlet on Prison Discipline in America was published. It was an argument for the congregate system, admirable in style and tone, strong in logical power, and better adapted to win conviction than any American paper ever published on the subject. Sumner himself recognized its superior quality, saying in a letter to Lieber that it was singularly able, and calculated to produce a strong impression. It practically ended the dis
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)
ism being the characteristic of his appearance, and selfishness that of his action; Palfrey was a Judas; Sumner, a transcendental lawyer. Adams, Sumner, and Palfrey were styled The Mutual Admiration Society, or Charles Sumner & Co., with their headquarters on Court Street; and they were held up to public odium as ambitious s and unscrupulous, and abounding in inordinate self-esteem, pride of opinion, and cormorant appetite for office. See Atlas in 1848 for February 10; June 19, 22; July 3, 8, 11; August 14, 15, 17, 19, 31; September 5. 7, 13; October 31; November 2, 11, 13, 20, 21; December 14. The same paper, Sept. 6. 1849. applied to Mr. Chase, afterwards chief-justice, the epithet of Joseph Surface. In the issues of October 12, 13, 16, and November 2. Sumner was accused of attempting to mislead the people in holding the Whigs responsible for not resisting the admission of Texas as a slave State. To this charge he replied in a letter,—Atlas, October 16; Advertiser, October
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
nced these assaults as an infamous attempt at coercion, and the shameless avowal of a spirit both tyrannical and mercenary, . . . . making political principles a matter of bargain and sale. Horace Mann, in two Letters, May 3 and June 6 (Notes, July 8) subjected Webster's speech of March 7, and his Newburyport and Kennebee letters, to a trenchant criticism, exhibiting his inconsistency, and following him closely in his misstatements. Mann's argument was one of great ability, but impaired in int. I know public sentiment here, and I do not for a moment doubt the future. The Curtises and their associates will probably share the fate of the Hartford conventionists. I hope Hillard may be saved. To Professor Mittermaier, Heidelberg, July 8:— In the United States there is a struggle substantially coincident with yours, which is now going on. With us the slave-power is the tyranny, and it unhappily rallies to its support at the North, under the specious name of law and order, m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ave told your defamers to wait a little while for the promised speech that would silence their croakings, and awaken the country anew with strains of eloquence like those uttered by you in Faneuil Hall. . . . Mr. Webster's awful treachery and shameless apostasy have so weakened the confidence of the people in the power of individuals to hold fast to unpopular truths that the meanness of such lesser traitors as Stanton and John Van Buren has excited no surprise. Sumner replied to Mr. Jay, July 8:— I thank you for your watchful friendship. Had I imagined the impatience of friends, I would have anticipated their most sanguine desires. But, with the absolute mens conscia recti, knowing the completeness of my devotion to the cause, I have let time proceed in the full conviction that at last I shall he understood. I fear nothing. I am under no influences which can interfere with this great duty. From the time I first came here I determined to speak on slavery some time at the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
e, however, did his duty faithfully by attendance on the sessions, and as chairman of the committee on the preamble and declaration of rights, which held twenty meetings while engaged in preparing its work. He submitted the committee's report, July 8. He occupied, May 31, the chair in committee of the who'e. He took no part in the debates till June 21 and 22, when he spoke upon resolutions concerning the militia, Works, vol. III. pp. 216-227. particularly upon the respective powers of thcognizing the commercial feudalism whose seat is in the cities, he objected to any device for depriving them of their proportional power, or any attempt to degrade them in the scale of representation. Sumner, as well as the two Mortons, voted, July 8, against their party and with the Whigs for the district system; but it was rejected by the convention, under the leadership of Wilson, Griswold, and Boutwell, by more than one hundred majority. The district system was adopted a few years later
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)
oar and Ralph Waldo Emerson as members, was appointed. This committee invited a large number of the leading men of the three parties to meet at the American House in Boston July 7; but less than thirty attended. Atlas, July 10; Commonwealth, July 8, 11. Among the Free Soilers at this conference were Samuel Hoar, F. W. Bird, S. C. Phillips, C. F. Adams, Henry Wilson, R. W. Emerson, George F. Hoar, and Marcus Morton, Jr. Less than half-a-dozen Whigs came, and most of these were obstructive. did their best to revive old animosities by applying the odious epithets to the Free Soilers which for six years had been familiar to the public,—the volume of abuse falling as usual most heavily on Wilson. Advertiser, July 17, 20; August 2, 5, 8, 15, 31; September 5, 8. Atlas, July 1, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28; August 10; September 4, 15, 18, 20; October 14. Journal, June 30; July 19, 22; August 14, 22, 31; September 6, 8, 9. The Atlas (September 8) called Wilson the ambitious and unscrupulous
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
c. July 7. Breakfast at Henry Reeve's, where I met the Due de Nemours, Due d'aumale, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Stanley, Lord Hatherton, Lady Theresa Lewis, Tocqueville; visited British Museum, and Mr. Owen; met the committee on the Ballot at their rooms in the city; heard Roebuck open his motion in the Commons for the abolition of the lord lieutenancy of Ireland; dined with Mr. Parkes, where I met Mr. Sparks Jared Sparks. and Miss Cushman. Charlotte Cushman, the actress. July 8. Dinner at Earl Fortescue's, where was a large and distinguished company; afterwards to the Russian Ambassador's, where I met Lord and Lady Palmerston and Lord Stanhope. July 9. House of Commons; dinner with Sir Edward Buxton. July 10. Breakfast at Lord Hatherton's; attended debate in the House of Lords on the Jews' bill; heard Lords Granville, Derby, Lyndhurst, Brougham, Dufferin, Argyll, the Bishops of London and Oxford, and the Archbishop of Canterbury; went late to a party at Staff