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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 6: Law School.—September, 1831, to December, 1833.—Age, 20-22. (search)
ives earnest of future usefulness. The world is apt to judge of a day's performances by the few brilliant and striking parts that are heard. This is not the proper test. There was a general rising against the Master's degree. Curtis, Benjamin R. Curtis. by far the first man of his class, with the highest legal prospects before him, refused it, and stirred many of his class to the same conclusion.... From your sincere friend, Chas. Sumner. To Charlemagne Tower. Cambridge, Dec. 17, 1832. my dear Tower,—A letter from you is now something of an event in my meagre life. Last year and the year before I had several correspondents, who occasionally favored me with their letters. But they have all shrunk away but yourself. Professional studies, and those cares which thicken upon us all as we gain in years, gradually weaned them from the pleasures of friendship, binding them to those labors which may secure them bread and fame. With you I have now held a long corresponde
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 10., Some letters of Miss Lucy Osgood. (search)
the hope that we might not be considered as intruding. Intruding! she repeated rather fiercely, I am a stranger too, but I come here whenever I please. I come as God's child, and feel that I have a right to be in his house. Do you come so—are you God's child? Seeing that she insisted on an answer, I modestly replied that I had rather He should own me as such than proclaim myself, and she was really human enough to laugh with real good humor. A Bit of Playfulness. Letter December 17, 1832. I have a long budget to open, but I hesitate to commence, for fear of doing injustice to such exquisite nonsense—nevertheless, you have a right to know what has kept us laughing the livelong day, and almost night too. To begin. I have ascertained to the utter discomfiture of all the tender recollections which I have loved to cherish of my softer days, that I never, never was in love, nor, alas! verging toward it. Yesterday we were favored with two very learned and argumentative
erating sectional feeling or destroying confidence in the protection the Government has hitherto afforded to all the States. The decision was against them, but that decision being a legal and constitutional one, they are not disposed, in a moment of irritation, to precipitate the mischief they were trying to prevent. South Carolina in 1832. The following extracts indicate how Gen. Jackson's proclamation in 1832 was received in South Carolina: [From the Charleston Mercury, Dec. 17, 1832.] The Declaration of War made by Andrew Jackson against the State of South Carolina occupies to- day the larger portion of our columns. It will be read with the feelings which so extraordinary a document is calculated to excite. This unhappy old man has been suffered by his advisers to arrogate the power to coerce a State of Confederacy. He has issued the edict of a Dictator --an edict which time will prove whether he dares or can enforce. He has attempted in this proclamation to