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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
always have a plate for you at five o'clock, and we will add the stalled ox to our dinner of herbs, and have no strife. He visited William Jay at Bedford. Other visits were to his classmate Henry Winthrop Sargent at Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, to the Grangers at Canandaigua, the Wadsworths at Geneseo, and the Porters at Niagara. Occasionally he visited Saratoga. Sometimes he extended his journey to Canada. He had friends there,—among them Lord Elgin, Lord Elgin was the brother of Sir Frederick Bruce, afterwards minister to the United States, and of Lady Augusta Stanley. Lady Elgin was the daughter of the first Earl of Durham. Sumner meeting her in 1839 is referred to, ante, vol. II p. 40. the governorgeneral, and Lady Elgin, whom he had met at her father's house in England. Lord Elgin, in his speech in Boston at the public dinner given in connection with the Railroad Jubilee, Sept. 15, 1851. mentioned Sumner as one of the distinguished men of the city, to the chagrin of th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
at his pleasant house by the sea, and he kindly showed me a letter from you which he was very happy to have. He is hard at work on the two volumes which he hopes soon to publish. History of the Reign of Philip II. Moffat, M. P., was there,—an amusing character, with a pleasant mixture of literature, fashion, and radicalism. It is refreshing to meet an English gentleman. At Washington for a little while I had great pleasure in Lord Elgin, Lord Elgin, accompanied by his brother, Colonel Bruce, had been in Washington for the purpose of negotiating a reciprocity treaty fur trade between the United States and Canada. whom I have also seen in Canada; and within a few days here in Boston we have had Sir Edmund Head, the new Governor-General of Canada, a most excellent person, as is also Sir Charles Grey, from Jamaica. One of my visions is another visit to England. When there before I saw many persons and things; but I was young. 1 long to see it now with mature eye; to meet a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
ing, Theatre Francais, where I enjoyed very much Fiammina. May 10. Went to Versailles, merely to see the waters play, without entering the Museum. All the jets seemed feeble by the side of that on Boston Common. In the evening went to French opera, where was the ballet of the Corsaire, given by order; in the imperial box were the emperor and empress, and their guest the Grand Duke Constantine. May 11. Made calls; Among them was one on Dowager Lady Elizabeth Bruce, mother of Sir Frederick Bruce. dined with Appleton; weary; gave up society and theatre; passed evening at home alone, reading French grammar. May 12. Went to St. Denis and saw the resting-place of the kings of France; returned the call of Major Poussin; went to the salon of Madame Meynier, who has just written an excellent article showing the inconsistency of slavery and Christianity. There I met M. Passy; also M. Coquerel, 1795-1868. He heard Coquerel preach at this time or in 1858-1859. He introduced, Oc
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
could exceed his welcome as expressed in a packed house and most enthusiastic reception. Among pleasant incidents of the summer and autumn were visits for the day to Mr. and Mrs. Adams at Quincy, and a visit to John M. Forbes at Naushon. Sumner took part in the festivities in honor of the Prince of Wales, who was in Boston in October, being present at the collation at the State House, a musical jubilee at the Music Hall, and a reception at Harvard College, and also being selected by General Bruce as one of the party to accompany the prince to Portland on his day of sailing. Sumner contributed articles to the Boston Transcript, October 15 and 16, on the Duke of Kent's visit to Boston in 1794, and on the Prince of Wales and his suite. He was pleased to find his brother George, now in full sympathy with his own views, at last taking part in public work, speaking for the first time in a political campaign. One day he sought Mount Auburn, lately unfamiliar to him, and wrote to Wi