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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ided the petition, it was thought at the time, as his position, if a candidate, might have been embarrassed by granting it. The President was favorably impressed with the merits of the case, but doubted his power to release parties held for non-payment of fines which at least in part were payable to the owners of the slaves. At his suggestion, Sumner submitted a brief, Works, vol. III. pp. 49-72. Sumner consulted George Bemis on the points to be made. which the President referred to Mr. Crittenden, the Attorney-General, who, reserving any expression on the merits of the case, affirmed the President's power in the premises. The President acted promptly, and in fulfilment of a promise made to Sumner communicated to him a favorable decision in a note dated August 11, and signed by himself, stating that he had already executed a pardon. Further process to hold the men being apprehended, Sumner hurried to the jail, and taking them in a carriage, put them in charge of a friend, who co
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
n personalities, and became so offensive that a Southern senator (Crittenden) called him to order. In this personal debate, during which the e witnesses. Pearce's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1355; Crittenden's, p. 1359. There were several persons in the chamber, most of wh N. Y., Oct. 13, 1881, and Murray at Goshen, N. Y., late in 1885. Crittenden, sitting in conversation with Pearce, another senator, whose seatts to stop the assault, openly and emphatically condemning it. Crittenden's testimony, Congressional Globe, p. 1359; Toombs's, pp. 1355, 13's, p. 1356. Holland, a doorkeeper, came up at the same time with Crittenden, and as an officer of the Senate commanded the peace. Holland' violence to any one who should befriend Sumner; and encountering Crittenden, who was trying to get between the parties, was apparently about ons, warning off with threats Holland the doorkeeper, as well as Crittenden, crying out, Let them alone! Gorman's testimony, Congressional
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)
ation of Democratic States. He was assigned to the committee on foreign relations, the place to which he naturally belonged from the first, with Seward as his only Republican associate; the other members were Mason, Douglas, Slidell, Polk, and Crittenden, with only the last of whom had he any personal relations. He was welcomed by the Republican senators; but there was no change for the better on the part of the Democratic senators, Northern or Southern. Notwithstanding what he had passed thof Texas, ill-favored by nature and not improved by art, who kept walking about, and doing his best to disconcert the speaker by looks and attitudes. Hunter, as usual, listened with respect, and maintained the decorum which becomes a senator. Crittenden, who thought to avert the dread issue by compromise, sat in front of Sumner, with eyes steadily fixed on him, and anxious countenance, as if imploring him to desist, and not make a peaceful settlement between North and South impossible. Of S