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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
m all public criticism of the other. Both were members of the Saturday Club in the years 1870-1873, and probably met at its monthly dinners; but it is not remembered that they conversed together at these reunion. Both were with the club April 27, 1861, and Oct. 27, 1873. Longfellow's Life, vol. II. p. 365; Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. p. 360. Adams's letter, March 13, 1874, to a Faneuil Hall meeting, contains an appreciative estimate of Sumner. If Adams had been the candidate in 1872 against General Grant, he would have been supported by Sumner with entire cordiality. In 1874 Adams paid a tribute to Sumner's memory at a meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society,—a service which Sumner, if he had been the survivor, would have as sincerely rendered to the memory of Adams. Mr. Adams, after his return from Europe, did not resume his former political relations, and he was at one time the Democratic candidate for governor. His confidential intercourse with his old Fr
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)
83, 2315; May 27, Globe, p. 2367. a lower duty on salt; June 5, Congressional Globe, p. 2579. and the exemption of paper from tax as a tax on books. May 23, June 5, Congressional Globe, pp. 2317, 2579. In later sessions he sought reductions in the internal taxes, and particularly the repeal of the income tax, March 17, 1868, Congressional Globe, p. 1918; April 7, 1870. Works, vol. XIII. pp. 370-374. June 22 and July 1, 5, 1870, Globe, pp. 4709, 5095, 5100, 5236. and in that of 1871-1872 proposed the entire abolition of the system, which in his view had then come to be a political machine. Dec. 11, 1871, March 21, 26, and June 4, 1872, Congressional Globe, pp. 45, 1856, 1857, 1977, 4216. This session was the most remarkable of all the sessions of the Congress of the United States. To various miscellaneous matters not mentioned elsewhere, Sumner gave attention during the session,—speaking in favor of a bill restoring without salvage property to loyal owners which had
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 48: Seward.—emancipation.—peace with France.—letters of marque and reprisal.—foreign mediation.—action on certain military appointments.—personal relations with foreigners at Washington.—letters to Bright, Cobden, and the Duchess of Argyll.—English opinion on the Civil War.—Earl Russell and Gladstone.—foreign relations.—1862-1863. (search)
tive in the committee. On Feb. 28, 1863, some pleasantry passed between them in the Senate on Mr. Davis's mentioning that Sumner and himself had been named together as Abolitionists. Congressional Globe, pp. 1376, 1377. Davis's sincerity of conviction was apparent in his manner and conduct; and although he could look at the great events passing only from his Kentucky standpoint, he was a true patriot, and thoroughly loyal to his country. He remained in the Senate till his death, late in 1872. Among his eulogists none paid to his memory a warmer tribute than his associate from Massachusetts, so often his antagonist, who was soon to follow him. Dec. 18, 1872. Works, vol. XV. pp. 261-265. On that occasion Sumner said:— Time is teacher and reconciler; nor is it easy for any candid nature to preserve a constant austerity of judgment towards persons. As evening approaches, the meridian eats lose their intensity. While abiding firmly in the truth as we saw it, there may be
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 50: last months of the Civil War.—Chase and Taney, chief-justices.—the first colored attorney in the supreme court —reciprocity with Canada.—the New Jersey monopoly.— retaliation in war.—reconstruction.—debate on Louisiana.—Lincoln and Sumner.—visit to Richmond.—the president's death by assassination.—Sumner's eulogy upon him. —President Johnson; his method of reconstruction.—Sumner's protests against race distinctions.—death of friends. —French visitors and correspondents.—1864-1865. (search)
on which was the figure of a shepherd caring for one of his flock, the giver thinking it appropriate to the senator as protector of the blacks. Upon Sumner's death, the lamp came into the possession of his friend, F. W. Bird.—friend of Tocqueville, and at one time French ambassador at Rome, whose acquaintance Sumner had made in Paris. The marquis was from that time a frequent visitor at Sumner's lodgings, and he continued for many years to live in Washington. Sumner, in his testimony in 1872 in the French arms investigation, as also in his speech February 28 of that year (Works, vol. XV. p. 9), spoke of the studies and eminent connections of the marquis. He died in New York in 1891. Agassiz sailed in April, 1865, on his expedition to Brazil and the Amazon. Sumner entered heartily into the plans of the great naturalist. He wrote to him a God-speed March 20, 1865. Life of Agassiz, by E. C. Agassiz, vol. II. p. 634. just before he sailed, and received letters in return i
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
t only three senators—Brown, Pomeroy, and Wade-joined him in insisting on equal suffrage as a condition. His earnestness did not bring his own colleague to his side. Wilson gave his reasons, Dec. 19, 1866 (Congressional Globe, p. 192), for his vote. Brown closed the debate, declaring his conviction against discrimination of race or color in the groundwork of reconstruction. Singularly enough, the only senator who stood uniformly with Sumner in his contest for equal suffrage was to be in 1872 the Democratic candidate for Vice-President. The President signed the resolution, though under protest against the preamble. Sumner, though failing to apply his condition of equal suffrage to Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee, or to establish the equality in any statute or constitutional amendment, had by his constant insistence on the principle materially advanced the cause. He had brought the question to the front; he had educated public sentiment, and driven his Republican opponents t
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)
st Mr. Fessenden's gross and wanton outrage upon you. . . . I congratulate you upon the dignity of your noble bearing under so great provocation. After this session Sumner had no reason to complain of Fessenden, and they came better to understand each other. Three years later the compensation was voted, notwithstanding Sumner's persevering opposition. July 12, 1870, Congressional Globe, pp. 5497, 5502, 5508. When the heats of the contest had passed, the senator and the secretary had, in 1872, a cordial meeting in London. Men and Measures of Half a Century, pp. 2:32-234, by Hugh McCulloch. Mr. McCulloch suggests that Sumner had a personal grievance which prompted his opposition, —a suggestion which is without proof, and contrary to the presumptions. The cession of Russian America to the United States, a territory of 570,000 square miles, took place at this time,—an acquisition with which the names of Seward and Sumner will always be associated. Late on Friday evening, March
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
3, or any constituent who happened to be in Washington. Sumner had most cordial relations with his secretaries; they were clerks of the foreign relations committee while he was chairman, being, according to the practice, designated by him. As early as 1855, A. B. Johnson assisted him in clerical and kindred services, and though engaged afterwards in professional or official work, came to his aid at intervals and was a devoted friend to the end. Other secretaries in succession, from 1863 to 1872, were Francis V. Balch, Charles C. Beaman, Moorfield Storey, and Edward J. Holmes, all graduates of Harvard College. The last, son of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, died in 1881; the other three hold an honorable place in the legal profession. Sumner's interest in them was personal and affectionate. He gave always a welcome to Johnson, and from time to time remembered his children with gifts. When Balch resigned to enter on his profession, the senator made him the custodian and manager of his
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
uld be brought. A repetition in 1869 of what was said in 1863 could be no surprise. Sumner's positions in his speech, April 13, 1869, were in conformity with the American contention from the beginning of the controversy to its end at Geneva in 1872. Neither as to the British proclamation of belligerency, nor as to the national, as distinct from individual claims, did he go beyond what those who stood for our government—whether presidents, secretaries, ministers, commissioners, and counsel-s on account of a controversy which subsequently arose. Sumner's position as to the proclamation of belligerency and the national claims, whether well founded or not, was, as the above citations show, the position of the United States from 1861 to 1872, maintained by Seward, Adams, Fish, Schenck, Grant, the American members of the Joint High Commission, the eminent counsel at Geneva,—Cushing, Evarts, and Waite,—and the author of the Case, J. C. B. Davis. Whether the national claims ought on a<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
s for taking the census, Feb. 7 and 8, 1870. (Globe, pp. 1083, 1103, 1108); the apportionment of members of the House, the number of whom he thought should be limited to two hundred, June 13 (Globe, p. 4392),—treating this subject again Jan. 231, 1872 (Works, vol. XV. pp. 1-4), ante, III. 37; the transportation, in bond, of imported goods to inland cities, July 5, 1870 (Globe, p. 5218); the defence of General Fremont, whose connection with a railway was a subject of controversy, .June 23 (Globislature of Virginia; where as the revocation—a fact always well known—was made by Mr. Lincoln himself at Washington two days before his death. (Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. x. pp. 227-228.) Gideon Welles in the Galaxy (April and May. 1872, pp. 531, 532, 666) disagrees with the general's memory of what took place in the Cabinet. April 14, 1865. General Grant also stated to George William Curtis that Sumner had neglected to report several treaties; but when Harper's weekly of Dec.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
te at Geneva, where, as it proved, a fatal rupture was barely escaped. The senator's relations to the treaty and his desire to include other improved rules of international law are stated in G. W. Smalley's letters to the London Times, Feb. 14 and 15, 1872. Cameron also moved amendments; but the Senate as well as the British commissioners did not think it prudent to open anew the negotiations, and the treaty was ratified without change. The Alabama claims came before the Senate again in 1872, when the British government indicated its purpose to withdraw from the hearing at Geneva on account of the claim for indirect losses set up in the American case. A supplemental article providing for their exclusion was proposed by that government, and with a modification was approved, as was supposed, by the Senate by a vote of forty-two to nine. Sumner took part in the debate. In his view here had been a want of candor on our side, and of caution and diligence on the English, in not maki
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