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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)
ople go; and the war cannot, must not, end till then. Sumner was interested in the project of an equestrian statue of Colonel Shaw, and contributed a paper to the Boston Advertiser, Oct. 2, 1865 (Works, vol. IX. pp. 493-497), in favor of the statue, proposing as its site the terrace in front of the State House in Boston. He took part in a public meeting for the purpose, and was appointed a member of the committee to carry out the plan. It was suspended for many years, but was revived in 1891. To Mr. Bright, July 21:— I have read the debate of the 30th of June. On Roebuck's motion for the recognition of the Southern Confederacy. Bright's Speeches, vol. i. p. 267. Your last words touched the whole question to the quick. The guilt of this attempt is appalling; but next to the slave-mongers is England, with a grinning neutrality. My friend Mr. Gladstone dealt with the whole question as if there were no God. Englishmen may doubt. I tell you, there can be but one end
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)
of a committee appointed in that city fifty years before to urge on Congress the payment of the claims. It stands to this day as the authoritative exposition of this case of long-deferred justice. The Senate committee on foreign relations adopted it twice afterwards (in 1867 and 1870), while Sumner was chairman; and again in 1882 and 1884 it was annexed for information to brief reports made in one or both Houses. The measure finally prevailed in 1885, and the payment of the claims began in 1891. In a carefully prepared speech Sumner treated in the light of history and foreign examples the subject of coinage, with special reference to the question between one and several mints, and favored, on account of the extent of the country, a branch mint in Oregon. April 29, 1864. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 437-451. The measure was carried in the Senate against the finance committee (Fessenden chairman) and advice from the departments. At this session the national bank and currency syste
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)
sion 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 in which Agassiz gave an account of his researches. June 21, 1865. and Dec. 26, 1865, the latter printed in Agassiz's Life, p. 635. In the summer of 1865, Mr. and Mrs. William W. Story, lon
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)
rks, vol. XII. pp. 270, 271. and he was induced to think that their rights could be better advanced under the treaty-making power than by an attempt at legislation. At different times, beginning with his first session, he commended the subject as deserving the speedy action of Congress; Ante, vol. III. p. 275. March 2, 1866, Congressional Globe, p. 1131. Lieber took an active interest in the question, as will be seen in his Life and Letters, pp. 169, 380, 410. but none took place till 1891. As usual, Sumner was on this subject a long way in advance of public opinion, or at least of public action. He wrote to Lieber, March 11, 1866:— When Mr. Everett was Secretary of State he did me the honor to consult me on a copyright treaty. I encouraged him to negotiate it. He did so, but the treaty was never acted on by the Senate. Last spring, when Sir Frederick Bruce arrived, I opened the subject with him, and he said that he should be glad to take it up; he would be delighted;
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)
ication was carried by thirty-seven yeas to two nays, the negative votes being those of Fessenden and Morrill of Vermont. At the request of the senators, Sumner wrote out his speech for publication, and the injunction of secrecy was removed. The work of amplifying his original speech with details and authorities consumed six weeks,—the greater part of his time until his return to Boston in the last of May. He was assisted in obtaining materials by Professor Baird, Julius E. Hilgard 1825-1891; a native of Bavaria. of the coast survey, George Gibbs, Ante, vol. i. p. 92, note. an old friend of his student days, and C. C. Beaman, his secretary. No description of the territory both modern and complete existed. Sumner was obliged to grope among books and pamphlets, largely in foreign languages, some in the Russian, which were translated for him; and all these materials needed to be classified and arranged, as well as enlivened with comments which would attract public interest. The
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)
bition for the former unity prevailed. San Domingo occupied two-thirds of the island, but had only one-fifth of its population, and was far inferior in resources to its French rival. Both divisions of the island have ever since their separation been subject to frequent revolutions: and the disturbances in one have almost always found support in the other. The history of both Hayti and San Domingo is a history of revolutions. Two have taken place in the former country as late as 1888 and 1891, and others have been attempted later still. Cabral and Baez had for some years alternately held power in San Domingo, each obtaining it with violence. It is hazardous to weigh the comparative merits of these two chiefs of a semi-barbarous society. Cabral was the better patriot, in the sense that he adhered to the independence of his country; while Baez, with his more complete training and greater craft, knew better how to trade on her fortunes or misfortunes. After all, it was not saf
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)
with his San Domingo scheme. He wrote from Ashfield, Mass., July 28: My summer days in Washington were a delightful episode in my life. Our long talks, our drives, our dinners, our differences, our debates, linger happily in my memory, my only regret being that I could not quite bring you to see the truth as it really is. Sumner on his way from Washington stopped at Philadelphia to call upon Mr. Forney and Thomas Fitzgerald, Proprietor and editor of the Philadelphia Item. He died in 1891 at the age of seventy-one. and in New York, where he dined with Lieber. As soon as he reached Boston he went to Nahant, where he divided his time between Longfellow and Mr. George Abbot James. One day in August, in company with Longfellow and son, Agassiz, James, and a young Japanese prince, he went by invitation of Judge Russell, collector of the port, on a revenue cutter to Minot's Ledge, where they were hoisted up in a chair into the light-house. Longfellow's Life, vol. III. p. 170. T