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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 744 2 Browse Search
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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
of the senator, and he came to be his cordial and confidential friend, so remaining to the end. He dispensed a liberal hospitality; and in his house at Washington, as well as at Boston and on the seashore, Sumner was always welcome to lodge or dine. The intimacy which he had enjoyed with the family of Mr. Adams, already Minister to England, was now transferred to Mr. Hooper's, at whose house he dined at least once or twice a week from 1861 to 1874. Later in these pages it will become necessary to refer to a near connection between the two friends. Two or three incidents in family and friendship may be noted here,—the death in March, 1862, of another of the Five of Clubs (Felton, of whose funeral Mr. Thies sent an account); the disability of George Sumner, stricken with paralysis, and after medical treatment in Northampton coming back to the old home in Hancock Street; a cordial letter from Agassiz in the autumn urging attendance at the dinners of the Saturday Club at Parker's
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)
ion Club, Park Street, then recently organized, and often took his dinners there for the rest of his life when he was in Boston. The year before, he was formally admitted to the Saturday Club, He dined with the Saturday Club April 27, 1861. Agassiz, referring to Longfellow's absence from the club since his wife's death, wrote to Sumner, Dec. 20, 1863: Longfellow promised to come back to the club next Saturday. I wish you were with us; we shall drink your health. Answer in thought when you go to your dinner that day, the 26th of December. whose membership included Emerson, Longfellow, Agassiz, Lowell, Benjamin Peirce, Motley, Whipple, Judge Hoar, Felton, Dr. Holmes, R. H. Dana, J. M. Forbes, and others. This club is commemorated in Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. II. pp. 162-170, 360. He had been its guest before at times, but he now when in Boston dined regularly with it at Parker's on its club day, the last Saturday of the month. On other Saturdays he dined at times at P
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)
which Sumner spoke briefly were an appropriation for the training of pupils for the consular service; March 15, 1864. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 223-227. the raising of the mission to Belgium to a first-class rank; March 15. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 217-222. He wrote Lieber, March 17: I was badgered on all sides, but at last on ayes and noes carried it. national academies for the promotion of literature, art, and of the moral and political sciences,—a project in relation to which Lieber, Agassiz, and R. W. Emerson were his correspondents, July 2. Works, vol. IX. pp. 51-54. all of whom entered heartily into it; the prohibition of sales of gold deliverable at a future day; April 15. Congressional Globe, p. 1648. and several questions of internal taxation. July 4. Congressional Globe, pp. 3539, 3540. Sumner pleaded two days before the final adjournment that the time for closing the session should be extended beyond July 4, insisting that further financial legislation
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)
was noted in 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. Mr. Hooper, who stood in very close relation to the wife, as grandfather of her only child, did what he could to avert the catastrophe, and expressing his faith in Sumner's manly strength and magnanimity, hoped for a while for a reconciliation, and remained his constant friend, full of tender regard, performing all good offices, and faithful unto death. Neither he nor any of his family in their correspondence with Sumner (still preserved) ever complained or hinted to him that he was
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)
g approved by Professor Spencer Baird of the Smithsonian Institution, G. V. Fox, Commander John Rodgers, M. C. Meigs, Louis Agassiz, Agassiz wrote (April 6) of the immense natural resources of the country in fisheries, furs, and timber, and the sAgassiz wrote (April 6) of the immense natural resources of the country in fisheries, furs, and timber, and the space unoccupied by population opening before our race. Thaddeus Stevens, W. Beach Lawrence, and John M. Forbes, but disapproved by George S. Boutwell, B. R. Wood of Albany, and Moses Pierce of Norwich, Conn. With rare exceptions, generally those of der at his capacity for labor and his ability to command the time for such toil, pressed as he was in other directions. Agassiz sent him full comments on the speech. Cochin, in one of his books, mentioned it as erudite, eloquent, and poetic. Alliophetic instinct and faithful description are the topic of a leader in the Boston Advertiser, Aug. 25, 1888. He wrote to Agassiz, June 4:— I am glad to know that you have read my speech, or disquisition. You will observe the multiplicity of t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ther. A few friends occupied his guest chamber,—Dr. Palfrey, E. L. Pierce, Dr. S. G. Howe, G. W. Greene, J. B. Smith, and M. Milmore,—while Emerson, Whittier, Agassiz, Bemis, G. W. Curtis, and James A. Hamilton received invitations which they were unable to accept. To Whittier he wrote: It will be a delight and a solace to me ward, Motley, Fish, Conking, Hooper. Reverdy Johnson, ,John Sherman, Carl Schurz, Morrill of Vermont. General Sickles, General Webb, W. M. Evarts, Edmund Quincy, Agassiz. Ex-President Roberts of Liberia, Berthemy the French minister, Sir Edward Thornton the English minister, Gerolt the Prussian minister, and Blacque Bey the Turkithe bill for political reasons. On the other hand, letters approving his course came from E. R. Hoar, P. W. Chandler. Marshall O. Roberts, and George Wilkes. Agassiz, referring in a letter, July 21, 1868, to talks with Sumner at Washington on the progress of culture in the United States, which he wished to renew, said:— <
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 noted, was some weeks before the conferences resulting in the Treaty of Washington were entered upon. The President appointed as commissioners Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio, Andrew D. White of New York, and Samuel G. Howe of Massachusetts. Professor Agassiz declined an appointment, not wishing to take a place which might involve any semblance of antagonism to his friend the senator; but Dr. Howe was less considerate in this respect. The commission sailed Jan. 18, 1871, accompanied y Frederickthe 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. The po
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)
. G. W. Curtis, in Harper's Weekly, September 21. assured him that the prayers of thousands of true hearts go with him, invoking for him the health which is here denied; and speaking from the platform, the same editor said: I shall never mention Mr. Sumner's name without the utmost affection, respect, and gratitude. ... May the soft air of the Mediterranean renew that strength spent in our service! May he return—the election over — to find that we have all been true to Charles Sumner! Agassiz, just returned from a voyage, wrote from Cambridge:— My dear old friend,—Here I am again and miss you, for you are among those I cared to see first on my return; and as you are far away, I send a few words of greeting. I write on Longfellow's desk. I am very sorry to hear that you are far from well. As I believe I understand something of your illness, let me beseech you to rest. Rest from the agitations of the day is what you need, to enjoy a happy old age. Stand above the conten
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
s one now addressed to the Legislature. Among the signers were Whittier, Longfellow, Holmes, Agassiz, R. H. Dana, Jr., J. T. Fields, S. G. Howe, George S. Hillard, Charles W. Eliot, J. Ingersoll Bmbull, who had just finished his service in the Senate. He wrote to Longfellow, January 27, of Mr. and Mrs. Agassiz, who had been in Washington just before:— I hope their visit has been pleaMrs. Agassiz, who had been in Washington just before:— I hope their visit has been pleasant. It added much to my happiness, although I could see them only in arm-chair and dressing-gown. I wish I could be as cheerful about my case as he is. He wrote to Wendell Phillips, February 9new acquaintances. He enjoyed the monthly dinners of the Saturday Club, where were Longfellow, Agassiz, Emerson, Holmes, J. M. Forbes, Dana, Judge Hoar, and others of like spirit. He was present,rt. The afternoon of Sunday, the day before leaving for Washington, he passed at Cambridge with Agassiz. On the evening of the same day He dined with the son of William H. Prescott, with whom he ren
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nominatd comprehensive provisions. Sumner mourned the death of Agassiz, which took place two weeks after the session began. Thei intimate than ever. Sumner had been tenderly affected by Agassiz's refusal to have his name count against his friend in the San Domingo controversy. Mrs. Agassiz, in her reply to Sumner's letter of condolence, recalled his letter of congratulatioI am sure that you and the duke will grieve at the loss of Agassiz, Sumner had written, Sept. 5, 1873, to Dr. Brown-Sequard, Agassiz has come home, tired but gay, and with good health, for his sixty-six years. who died as he was beginning a seriou's first mistake was that he did not follow the example of Agassiz, who refused to be seduced into any co-operation against awith Ashmun, Story, Greenleaf, Fletcher, Channing, Felton, Agassiz, and Everett, and to await The coining of Hillard and Lon