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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)
yet a little longer. The course of Charles Francis Adams, then serving his first term in Congrech President Lincoln approved June 19, 1862. Mr. Adams supported his propositions and others of theak freely of individuals, make no mention of Mr. Adams, and he was equally reserved in conversation. Adams was in a few weeks on his way to England, there to render a diplomatic service to his counontains an appreciative estimate of Sumner. If Adams had been the candidate in 1872 against Generalted by Sumner with entire cordiality. In 1874 Adams paid a tribute to Sumner's memory at a meetingincerely rendered to the memory of Adams. Mr. Adams, after his return from Europe, did not resum of compromise were made. Seward's speech and Adams's propositions had turned the public mind in t B. R. Curtis, and H. F. Durant. Seward and Adams were applauded at the meeting. Durant denounc one of the earliest, that of May 21, 1861, to Adams, portions of which, written it is said under i[29 more...]
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)
slavery men; but emancipation was clearly a matter of general policy which he had a right to retain in his own hands. A similar spirit pervaded our diplomatic correspondence. Just before the attack on Fort Sumter (April 10), Seward instructed Adams not to consent to draw into debate before the British government any opposing moral principles which may be supposed to lie at the foundation of the controversy between those (the Confederate) States and the federal Union; and a week after the suanuary, 1862, Weed found that our cause lacked moral support in France as well as in England from the want of an avowed antislavery policy. Seward's Life, vol. III. p. 57. In less than a year the mistake was confessed when Seward in a letter to Adams, Feb. 17, 1862, took note of the prejudice which the cause of the Union had suffered in Great Britain and France from the assumption that the government which maintained it is favorable, or at least not unfavorable, to the perpetuation of slavery
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
Herald in July, 1862, are an expression of a general feeling among people of lukewarm loyalty against not only Sumner but other public men of antislavery position.. They nominated for governor Charles Devens, an officer in service, a Republican by political connection, but of limited political activity, and the Democrats adopted him and the other candidates named by the People's Party. The People's Party, at a mass convention in Springfield. October 24, presented as candidate for senator C. F. Adams; but at his instance his name was withdrawn by his son. (Boston Advertiser, October 28.) The hostile movement outside of the party was thought to have helped Sumner within it. Boston Advertiser, October 14, November 5. The movement had the important aid of the Springfield Republican, whose proprietor was absent for a vacation in Europe, and who lived to regret the part his journal took in the canvass. Life and Times of Samuel Bowles, vol. i. pp. 357-359. Dr. Holland, who was antipat
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)
the conversation of the next day reported by Mr. Adams, was a rainbow; Mr. Adams, March 26, 1863thy with the United States, was presented to Mr. Adams, Feb. 27, 1863, by a committee which was inthe line of policy which it had agreed upon. Adams to Seward, Oct. 17, 1862. There is no way so e. pp. 351, 352. Mr. Gladstone, while, as Mr. Adams wrote, expressing his individual opinions an subject of a conference with Earl Russell. Adams to Seward, October 24. The character and effecet that the speech had been made. Seward to Adams, October 24. Sir George Cornewall Lewis, anothrters made public men more cautious; and, as Mr. Adams states, there came to be a general opinion tsell refused, September 1, to stop them, and Mr. Adams replied the day after receiving the refusal,sed a week before to interfere, announced to Mr. Adams that instructions had been issued to prevente turning-point in the course of the Cabinet. Adams wrote to Seward, October 16, that the governme[14 more...]
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)
s have been promptly made up by reinforcements. Mr. Lincoln was nominated in June, 1864, for re-election, at the Republican national convention in Baltimore, without open opposition except from the delegates from Missouri. There were times during the war when there was a lack of enthusiasm for Mr. Lincoln, and a distrust of his fitness for his place among public men who were associated with him. Visitors to Washington in 1863-1864 were struck with the want of personal loyalty to him. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. pp. 264, 265, 271, 274; Godwin's Life of W. C. Bryant, vol. II. pp. 175, 178; P. W. Chandler's Memoir of John A. Andrew, pp. 111-114; Letter from Washington in Boston Commonwealth, Nov. 12, 1864. They found few senators and representatives who would maintain cordially and positively that he combined the qualifications of a leader in the great crisis; and the larger number of them, as the national election approached, were dissatisfied with his candidacy. Gr
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)
), P. W. Chandler, and Francis E. Parker of Boston, and Edwards Pierrepont of New York. Charles F. Adams, Jr., then an officer in the service, made some temperate criticisms on the senator's positiowas not then, as at an earlier or later period, in political and personal sympathy with Sumner. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. pp. 263, 276, 330-335. Sumner was strong in his language, but noa change. Among the aspirants is General Butler. He cannot be expected to succeed so long as Mr. Adams is in London, as they are both from Massachusetts. Our people continue to be moved. They areipal speech. Mr. Dana, who had been Sumner's critic, now came substantially to his position. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. p. 333. Authentic reports from the South were in the mean time aligerency. His work will be done, as he expresses it, when these questions are over. He thinks Adams should stay to finish his work. So do I. The newspapers are all at fault about Chase. His vis
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)
it in notes. Warm congratulations came to him from a wide circle,—from companions of his youth, Howe, Longfellow, Greene, Phillips, Lieber, Agassiz, Palfrey, Whittier, the Waterstons, the Lodges, the Wadsworths, Mrs. R. B. Forbes, and Mrs. Charles Francis Adams; from later associates of his public life, Chief-Justice Chase, Hamilton Fish, Governor Morgan, and Mrs. President Lincoln; from friends across the ocean who had kept up a constant interest in his welfare and followed closely his careerin the public journals. Sumner retained the sympathy and support of all his friends, who were grieved at the blasting of the bright hopes with which in less than a twelvemonth he had entered on the relation. Longfellow's feelings are given in Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. p. 339. One brief note may be given as expressing the sentiments of all:— Cambridge, Oct. 2, 1867. My dear Sumner—You have my deepest and truest silent sympathy. Ever truly your friend, L. Agassiz. <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
de a final adieu to the paternal home in Boston, 20 Hancock Street, where he had lived since its purchase by his father in 1830. During the last weeks he was engaged in sorting family papers and clearing the house for its new proprietor. This was not a cheery task; and as he went through it, his thoughts were on his recent domestic calamity. To Longfellow he said: I have buried from this house my father, my mother, a brother and sister; and now I am leaving it, the deadest of them all. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. p. 339. Mr. Dana did not report him accurately, for he had buried three sisters from it. Longfellow wrote in his diary, October 2: Dine with Sumner for the last time in the old house. At sunset walk across the bridge with him, and take leave of him at the end of it. From that time, when in the city, his lodgings were at the Coolidge House, Bowdoin Square,—two rooms of quite moderate size on the third floor in the rear. His breakfast was served there, but he d
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)
elligerency, which was proclaimed the day of Mr. Adams's arrival in England, when as yet the rebeltone of the speech is as moderate as that of Mr. Adams's correspondence on the subject,—milder to a Sumner is more outspoken than Mr. Seward or Mr. Adams, he says nothing which was not contained impand statements made by our government. From Mr. Adams's first arrival in England the proclamation all the evils to it as one cause; Seward to Adams, Oct. 20, 1862; Oct. 5 and Nov. 17, 1863; Jan.4. Adams to Russell, April 7, May 20, 1865. Mr. Adams contended in this list cited letter against throughout the discussions of Mr. Seward and Mr. Adams grounded on the unnecessary proclamation reccruisers. Reverdy Johnson, the successor of Mr. Adams, maintained that the recognition of belligertion of damages. As early as Nov. 20, 1862, Mr. Adams, under instructions, solicited redress for ttates from 1861 to 1872, maintained by Seward, Adams, Fish, Schenck, Grant, the American members of[6 more...]
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)
derer, it was in strict self-defence, and in the tone of sorrow, not of anger. Fish, on the other hand, even after Sumner's death, accused him of gross neglect of official duty in the non-reporting of treaties; and when the accusation was disproved by the opening of the secret records of the Senate, he never withdrew his libel, or explained how he came to utter it. Sumner in his day, like all public men of strong natures dealing with vital questions, had his controversies, as with Winthrop, Adams, Seward, Fessenden, Trumbull, Edmunds; but they were all honorable men, and they respected the grave. The new Congress (the Forty-second) met March 4, immediately on the expiration of the preceding one, and continued its session till May 27. The Republican caucus for arranging the committees met on the morning of March 9. The chairman, Anthony, appointed as the committee to present a list Sherman, Morrill of Vermont, Howe, Nye, and Pool. Anthony was friendly to Sumner, and if in namin
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