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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
the bronzes were lost on the coast of Spain. . . . Of course I watch your ascending glory. Nobody followed with intenser interest your English success, and now I am preparing for something grander; for George R. Russell tells me that your Saul is the finest statue he ever saw. The time will come when all you have done will be recognized . . . . I am vexed that the Quincy statue The committee in Boston, who gave Story the commission, did not raise the necessary funds; but the statue was in 1878 placed in Sanders Theatre at Cambridge, through a bequest of George Bemis. is not on its way to a pedestal. It ought to be set up while the hero yet continues among us. . . . Shortly before leaving home I walked through the grounds of the old house Judge Story's. in Cambridge where I enjoyed so much. It was marked To let. The past all came back, and I was filled with a pleasing melancholy. Longfellow was with me, and we talked of your father and of you. . . . You have now another minis
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)
26), had proposed a resolution of non-intercourse with Great Britain on account of her refusal to entertain the Alabama claims; but it was laid on the table (Globe, p. 243) on Reverdy Johnson s motion, Sumner voting for it. Banks, in his report and speech, disparaged the American system of neutrality as wanting in principle, and established at the behest of a foreign power—a necessity at a period of national weakness, but out of place in a condition of national strength. George Bemis (1816-1878), the eminent lawyer and publicist, in a pamphlet entitled American Neutrality, its Honorable Pat. its Expedient Future, subjected this report and speech to the tests of international law and duty, saying at the outset, I conceive that the country is under great obligations to Senator Sumner for sturdily standing in the way of this ill-digested and revolutionary legislation, and preventing its passage through the Senate by storm, amid the excitement of the closing hours of the session. Mr.
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)
arious an authority, was incompetent to contract for the sale of his country; Baez's tenure continued to be uncertain. He was overthrown early in 1874 by Gonzales, and came to the United States; he was recalled In 1876, and again driven out in 1878. From that time he lived in retirement in Mayaguez, Porto Rico, where he died in 1884. Cabral retired to his home in San Juan, province of Azua, and was living there in 1889. It is difficult to obtain trustworthy accounts of the recent history resident in the island. and the inhabitants were in too distracted a condition to express their genuine wishes. The national spirit was at all times against a sale, and the revival of the project led to the final downfall of Baez and his party in 1878. The acquisition of the territory by a power like the United States could, under the circumstances, whatever form it might assume, be in fact nothing else than a conquest. While Baez was out of power (1866-1868), he came to Washington seeking i
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)
e assent of both countries and of the colonists themselves. The event proved not to be so near as he thought; but it seemed to him that the time had come to test the disposition of all concerned in what he regarded as a great consummation. That was his idea, and that was all of it. This is the substance of the explanation of his position as given by him to Perley (B. P. Poore) and printed in the Boston Journal, Feb. 27, 1871. A fuller account is given in the same journal, Jan. 8 and 14, 1878. According to these reports he declared it a pure invention that he wished to dictate terms to England, or to require a cession of the British provinces as a condition of a settlement; and he referred, for a statement of his position, to his address Sept. 22, 1869 (Works, vol. XIII. pp. 127, 128; compare Springfield Republican, March 25-27, 1871). The senator's letter to Bemis, Jan. 18, 1871 (ante, p. 464), asks counsel as to another part of the memorandum, but does not mention the clause c
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
John Bright, and civil service reform. but while admiring the patriotism of that French leader, Sumner discerned his limitations. Gambetta said, What France most needs at the present tine is a Jefferson; and the senator replied, You want first a Washington, and your Jefferson will come afterwards. A. H. Bullock's address at Brown University, June 15, 1875. Laboulaye, who expressed his satisfaction at meeting again the illustrious senator as he called him, gave his recollections written in 1878 from the College de France See New York Independent, Sept. 9, 1880.:— On his last trip to Paris, Mr. Sumner had a strong desire to see M. Gambetta, and he did not find it difficult to obtain an introduction to him through common friends. I dined with Mr. Sumner the day after this interview, and asked him what impression M. Gambetta had made on him. He replied as follows: I found an amiable, intelligent man, who appeared animated by the best motives; but it seemed to me that his polit
ven in Washington in 1873-1874; last likeness from life. It was ordered by Hayti in recognition of the senator's opposition to the San Domingo annexation, and now hangs in the Senate chamber in the Haytian capitol. The artist painted two other portraits at the same time, all three alike representing Sumner speaking in the Senate,—one full-length and owned by John B. Alley, of Lynn; and the other three-quarters in length, and given by James Wormley to the State of Massachusetts. This last hangs in the State Library (Senate Doc., 1884, Nos. 272, 323; Boston Transcript, Sept. 27, 1883). 22. Various busts and statues in plaster, offered for a bronze statue, for which Thomas Ball's design was accepted. The statue was erected in the Public Garden in Boston in 1878. The oil paintings of Sumner were generally unsatisfactory. Those by Ulke, however, represent well his figure, dress, and attitude in debate, and give a better idea of him in his later years than any other paintings.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 19 (search)
oval was debated, March 10, 1871; nor by President Grant, when giving reasons for it in the summer of 1871; nor by Mr. Conkling, July 23, 1872, when at the Cooper Institute he defended with much elaboration the removal, stating instead, what is now disproved, that Mr. Sumner did not report six or seven treaties; nor by Mr. Howe, Mr. Hamlin, Mr. Cameron, and Mr. Anthony, when they explained in the Senate the cause of the removal, April 28, 1874; nor by General Grant, in his interviews in 1877– 1878, in Scotland or in Egypt; nor by Mr. Fish, in his five appearances before the public in October, November, and December, 1877. But it is, for the first time, made by Mr. Davis, Jan. 3, 1878, nearly seven years after Mr. Sumner's removal, and almost four years after his death, and only when Mr. Fish's repeated accusation has been completely disproved by the record. Mr. Davis's assertion that the President and secretary at that time informed senators of Mr. Sumner's neglect of public busine