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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)
in Sumner's hope for a continuance of unbroken peace between the two nations. Several English friends with whom Sumner came into intimate relations during his first visit to Europe were now far apart from him. The Wharncliffes were open partisans of the South. The Marchioness of Drogheda, daughter of Sumner's old friend John Stuart Wortley, was an exception, and was outspoken and constant for the cause of the Union. She and her husband came to Boston in 1865, where Sumner met them. Brougham spoke of Sumner angrily, and denouncing the attempt to suppress the rebellion, said that our people were stark mad. The Grotes regarded our cause with disfavor; so also did Senior, who wrote only to upbraid us for our shortcomings, saying, But as soon as you get rid of them [Southern politicians heretofore charged with being responsible for our brusque treatment of other nations], your language becomes more insulting, your threats become more precise, your tariff becomes more hostile, and
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)
d Letters, pp. 360, 361. The latter part of the speech laid stress on the advantages of the ballot in establishing free institutions at the South, educating the freedmen and giving them the capacity to defend themselves. The conclusion was a plea for liberty and equality as the God-given birthright of all men, against the opposite assumption, which he pronounced false in religion, false in statesmanship, and false in economy. Show me, said he in an appeal which recalls those of Curran and Brougham, a creature with lifted countenance looking to heaven, made in the image of God, and I show you a man, who of whatever country or race, whether bronzed by equatorial sun or blanched by northern cold, is with you a child of the Heavenly Father, and equal with you in all the rights of human nature. The audience broke out with applause as he took his seat. Sumner's argument was that of a moralist, not that of a lawyer. He declared that whatever is required for the national safety is const
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ften ask where he lies, and will wonder that there was not room for him in the Abbey. I know something of his eccentricities, moral and political; but he did fight a good fight, and has left one of the foremost names in English history. Some of his speeches will be read always. I am inclined to think that there are two or three sentences from him which are among the best in the English language. Dr. Johnson used to give the palm to that famous sentence of Hooker on law; but I think that Brougham has matched it. And yet he lies obscurely in a village burial-ground far away in the south of France! You approach your election as we approach ours. With you it is Gladstone; with us it is Grant,—two G's. I do not doubt the success of each. Mr. Reverdy Johnson came to see me last evening. He will begin on the naturalization question, and has every reason to believe that it will be settled harmoniously. He is more truly a lawyer than any person ever sent by the United States, e