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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)
sea, Milford, Newburyport, Dorchester, Amherst, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Adams, Stockbridge, Chicopee, Springfield, Lynn, Salem, Brookline, Nantucket, Fall River, Taunton, Lowell, Fitchburg, Dedham, Canton, Worcester, and Cambridge. and on October 31 at Faneuil Hall. The speech was not written out, and no report is preserved He wrote a summary of points on a single sheet, which is preserved, and he had always with him an anonymous political pamphlet, much referred to at the time. Entitdium 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
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)
hteen times to audiences averaging at least twelve hundred. He has advantages as an orator over any other public speaker in the State, and his speech on the Constitution is the ablest I have ever heard him deliver. The Springfield Republican, October 31, noticed the address from a Whig standpoint. It said that the Free Soilers had many orators, but only one Sumner. He treated in detail the changes proposed not only in a technical but a large way, drawing liberally on his resources as a studen the best, he defended the plan submitted by the convention as far better than the existing one; and this part; of his speech was thought to be the ablest argument from any quarter,—logical, convincing, and unassailable. Boston Commonwealth, October 31; New Bedford Standard, November 5. His refined hearers were impressed with his elevation of thought and breadth of view, while all were charmed with his chaste diction, his evident candor and sincerity, and the ease with which he handled the po
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)
ligatory force on other departments of the government, when they had occasion to interpret the Constitution in the exercise of a power incidental to other principal duties, which it did not have upon the court itself. National Intelligencer, October 31. Sumner's reply may be found also in the National Era, November 9, and the Liberator, November 10. A brief review of the political situation in Massachusetts, as affected by the conflict between slavery and freedom in Congress, is necessarof 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 leader of the Free Soilers. Even after the Know Nothing victory in the autumn, the Whig journals, in defending their opposition to a fusion, called the Free
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
r husband, Rev. Francis Grey, arrived. October 30. Prayers in morning by Lord Carlisle; breakfast; ramble with C. in the grounds; visit to the family mausoleum; met the hounds, who were crossing the grounds; lunch; drive with C. to visit a reformatory in the neighborhood; tea; dinner; in the evening in Lady Carlisle's room. Mr. Grey sang four songs of Longfellow,— Excelsior, The Bridge, The rainy day, and The Arrow and the song; afterwards C. came to my room and we talked together. October 31. Left Castle Howard at eight o'clock in the morning; C. rose to see me off; Mr. Grey left en route with me as far as Manchester; in the train, not far from York, met Sir Roderick Murchison; crossed the country by Crewe to Stafford, where I took a fly and drove six miles to Lord Hatherton's, Teddesley Park, near Penkridge, where I arrived just at dinner-time; in the house were several guests,—Lady Wharncliffe and Miss Wortley, Lord Wrottesley, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reeve, Hon. Spencer Lyttleto