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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)
cause found little support. Governor Morton of Indiana denounced it before the people, and took issue directly with the senator. Julian's Political Recollections, pp. 260-268. George W. Julian at once replied to Morton in the Indiana True Republican, and also in speeches. Governor Andrew of Massachusetts felt assured of the President's honesty of purpose, and advised co-operation with him. Letter to Sumner, November 21. At the Union Club in Boston, November 7, the Governor and Henry Ward Beecher had a spirited encounter with Sumner when Governor Parsons of Alabama was present to solicit a loan for that State. (Boston Commonwealth, November 25.) Governor Andrew, as his valedictory message in January, 1866, shows, was not in entire accord with Republican methods of reconstruction. The editors of the New York Evening Post, Bryant and Godwin, usually radical in their views, contended against compulsory action by Congress in the matter of suffrage, treating it as a prodigious and o
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)
n wrote of the eloquent and unanswerable speech, based as it is upon absolute justice and eternal right, and bore witness to the assiduity and perseverance, the courage and determination, the devotion and inflexible purpose of its author, through fiery trials and at the risk of martyrdom. Wendell Phillips wrote of the speech with equal enthusiasm and gratitude. Whittier thought the argument irresistible, iron-linked throughout, and sure to live as long as the country has a history. Henry Ward Beecher, who did not agree with the senator's objection to the language of the amendment, recognized the merit of the speech as rising far above the occasion and object for which it was uttered, and covering a ground which will abide after all temporary questions of special legislation have passed away. Others, of more conservative temperament, were not less emphatic in their approval. The response to the speech was made, however, rather to its general scope and spirit—its ideal of national
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)
separatism became themselves twelve years later dissenters and separatists, J. W. Forney, who pleaded most earnestly with Sumner to keep aloof from the secession of 1872, became a seceder in 1880, and supported Hancock against Garfield. Henry Ward Beecher, who was another of Sumner's critics in 1872, left his party in 1884, and remained outside of it for the remainder of his life.—as the managers of Harper's Weekly, the New York Times, the Nation, and Henry Ward Beecher. Even Conkling, who Henry Ward Beecher. Even Conkling, who had treated the Republican opponents of President Grant as if they were no better than rebels in arms, was in 1884 a potent influence in the defeat of Mr. Blaine. Grant is not reported to have spoken unkindly of Sumner after the latter's death, except, when under promptings from the state department, he stated what was untrue, but what he believed to be true,—that the senator had not done his duty concerning treaties. What Sumner's final estimate of Grant would have been if he had lived to b
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)
m in the late election. Among the writers were Longfellow, Whittier, O. W. Holmes, Wendell Phillips, Gerrit Smith, Henry Ward Beecher, Lydia Maria Child, Amos A. Lawrence, Sidney Bartlett, Dr. T. W. Parsons, R. H. Dana, Jr., the brothers Bowditch, I would say. Mind, and be lazy; feel sure how thoroughly and affectionately I am your brother, Wendell Phillips. Henry Ward Beecher wrote from Brooklyn, Jan. 13, 1873: From day to day thousands look into the newspapers to learn whether your affectionate respect of thousands as well as my own. Sumner replied, January 14:— Thanks, many thanks, dear Mr. Beecher, for your kind words! What I have done has always been at the mandate of conscience, and I could not have done otherwuries. If I must succumb, so be it; I am content. God bless you! Ever sincerely yours. This correspondence between Beecher and Sumner was published in the Boston Journal, Jan. 23, 1873. Whittier wrote, Jan. 27, 1873:— I write just to
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)
which this time came with strong, friendly pressure from the president of the society, Mr. E. C. Cowdin. The dinner was served at Delmonico's, with two hundred and fifty New England men filling the seats at the tables, and General Sherman, Henry Ward Beecher, L. P. Morton, and Mr. Havemeyer, the mayor, prominent among the invited guests. Sumner was delayed on the train, and entered the hall half an hour after the banquet had begun. He was most warmly welcomed as he passed up to the president' republic. The Independent said: History will select for peculiar honor her few grand names; and above the long, low level of shifty statesmen the form of Charles Sumner will long rise grand and solitary, like Teneriffe seen from the sea. Henry Ward Beecher, in the Christian Union, wrote: It is not too much to say that in the death of Charles Sumner the nation has lost a statesman of a type in which he had no peer. . . The negro race will deplore the loss of their mightiest and faithfulest cha