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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
lence, and a slovenly way of writing. Dr. Samuel G. Howe, who always took kindly to new ideas ands of the Society. It was through pressure from Howe that Sumner was drawn into a controversy where shby. Four members of the committee—Sumner, Howe, Eliot, and Dwight—inspected the Philadelphia pirmed in their previous impressions,—Sumner and Howe taking one view of what they saw, and Eliot andourse of the Society and its secretary; while Dr. Howe, Sumner, and Mann joined in a minority reportof style and manner, and, except Mr. Gray and Dr. Howe, knew very little of the subject. The meetl social disfavor. Sumner was supported by Dr. Howe, who spoke at great length on two evenings, mnonymous newspaper attack on Sumner. Sumner, Howe, and Hillard were the subjects of coarse attackonly to his political antipathy to Sumner and Dr. Howe; and Francis C. Gray, 1796-1856. Mr. Gray he meeting by political antipathy to Sumner and Howe, C. F. Adams noted the underlying political [9 more...
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
the preliminary arrangements for the meeting. Sumner and Dr. Howe visited Ex-President John Quincy Adams at his home in Quirotecting the men who are under its laws or not. After Dr. Howe had related the circumstances of the abduction, and resolory. Speeches were made by C. F. Adams, who presided, by Dr. Howe, and by J. A. Andrew, who was chairman of the committee t self-seeking; but he soon grew wiser in such matters. Dr. Howe was then substituted as the candidate, and a meeting was d Sumner and Adams spoke. Sumner began with a tribute to Dr. Howe's character, and then, disclaiming any sentiment except otreatment—made him sorely uncomfortable, as he confessed to Howe. The latter, who was absent in New York near the end of theing enlarged by the accession of Democratic supporters. Dr. Howe's vote was 1,334, which included, besides his Whig vote, ression on the party. The Whig votes which were cast for Dr. Howe did not, however, express the extent to which Winthrop's
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
's Biography of Dana, vol. i. p. 198. The Courier, in an elaborate and bitter leader, called for the exclusion of Dana, Dr. Howe, and Theodore Parker from society and patronage. June 9. The Courier, April 24, stated an incident, without disapproof great ability, but impaired in its effect by intensives and personalities. Sumner read the proofs in connection with Dr. Howe, and made some changes, as well as supplied several points and authorities. During the summer his correspondence with M altered regard for me; but more than my personal loss, I mourn the present unhappy condition of your mind and character. Howe thought that Sumner should be more considerate of Felton, and bear in mind his facility of nature, and his exposure to extxcepting Wilson, those who had been Whigs-Palfrey, Adams, Phillips, Dana, and Samuel Hoar—opposed the coalition, Dr. Samuel G. Howe. who was not present, did not regard the coalition with entire favor. Dana, though opposing it, recognized some of
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)
mother and sister at the family home, and with Howe and Longfellow. Howe wrote to him: You are nowHowe wrote to him: You are now to be lost to us; and though when here I do not see much of you, still it makes me sad to think I s Be happy, and think kindly of me. dearest Howe,—Three times yesterday I wept like a child,—I cm he had maintained the longest association. Dr. Howe was by natural sympathies a revolutionist. Fchangeable management. At times Alley, Bird, Dr. Howe, and Joseph Lyman were pecuniarily interested months Samuel E. Sewall was the proprietor. Dr. Howe, Bird, Dr. Palfrey, Robert Carter, 1819-18the management in January, 1853. During 1853 Dr. Howe contributed a considerable number of articlesoned. But of this not a word at present. Dr. Howe, rejoicing over the release of Drayton and Sa To use his own words, he had, as he wrote to Dr. Howe, been held up as a man incapable of public bumong the antislavery people. Sumner wrote to Howe, August 11, concerning Theodore Parker's urgenc
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
can, edited by William S. Robinson, and the Commonwealth. These criticisms were confined to the leaders, and did not extend to the masses. and was the occasion of hard words at the party headquarters. All this was freely communicated to him by Dr. Howe and others; and indeed Sumner deserved the criticism. One who accepts office from a party, and is in harmony with its policy, owes to it in all exigent seasons the support of his voice and name. If at a critical moment his ability, eloquence, nd there was an abundant flow of eloquence from the antislavery orators of the State,—Palfrey the president, Sumner, Adams, Mann, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, Keyes, Leavitt, Pierpont, and Garrison. On the platform, besides the speakers, were Dr. S. G. Howe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Dr. Charles Beck, T. W. Higginson, Charles Allen, and Amos Tuck. Each speaker passed from a brief tribute to the guest to thoughts and inspirations suggested by his presence and career. If the party was
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)
journal's attack. and again to repel the insinuation of Douglas that he had come to the Senate by participation in a dishonorable combination. Sumner wrote to Dr. Howe, Dec. 8, 1853:— I am glad you are to influence the Commnonwealth. It will be a source of pleasure and confidence to me here to know that you are connectedf righteousness and freedom. From my very heart I thank you. The larger portion of the lecture will appear in the next Antislavery Standard. Sumner wrote to Dr. Howe, Jan. 15, 1854:— With your note came one from my dear sister, giving me the first tidings of her engagement and of her illness. Tears of emotion and anxiendly words about my sermon on Old age. I wrote in tears, as many another sermon,—nay, as almost all, even what sound to other men like the war-horse of a soldier. Howe was here like a perturbed spirit for a few days, and then suddenly departed. Sumner's mind while a senator was always diverging to congenial studies. Reading <
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)
r sensations in the bead gave him forebodings of paralysis and insanity. He wrote, June 23, to Dr. Howe: For nearly four weeks I lay twenty-two hours out of the twenty-four on my back; and I am stille given three years of any future public life. I shall set my face homewards very soon. To Dr. Howe, August 28:— My strength is not re-established; but I ride on horseback, converse, read, wre read at public meetings or printed in the newspapers. Works, vol. IV. pp. 348-367. To Dr. Howe he wrote, September 11:— I left the mountains against the counsels of physicians, but becill before me. All this has been made particularly apparent to me to-day by my physician, while Dr. Howe of Boston, who has kindly visited me, has enforced this judgment by his authoritative opinion. long to speak, but I cannot. Sorrowfully I resign myself to my condition. Before 1 left home Dr. Howe insisted that I must abandon all thought of speaking, under pain of paralysis, and Dr. Perry ur
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
He had interesting interviews with Guizot, Lamartine, Drouyn de Lhuys, and the historian Mignet. He wrote from Paris to Dr. Howe, April 23:— It is now a month since I wrote you from the British Channel. In this interval I have had many experiyesterday, after sitting in the Senate, I felt like a man of ninety. When will this end? Otherwise I am very well. To Dr. Howe he wrote: At times I feel almost well, and then after a little writing or a little sitting in the Senate I feel the weigd every hour is more than a Decameron. It is a most charming retreat. He missed here an old friend of whom he wrote to Dr. Howe, March 4: Poor Cogswell I he has been obliged to leave for the present. The hand of death seems to be upon him. It is hork. Sumner began at this time to collect engravings for himself,--those now preserved in the Boston Art Museum. To Dr. Howe he wrote, March 17: I wish you would be good enough to send to Louis Thies, of Cambridge, a check for one ZZZZ The best
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
discussing poetry and sipping coffee. To Dr. Howe, from the steamer on the Rhine, November 10: and to Edith, and kisses to the boys. To Dr. Howe, May 2:— Crawford's studio interested mFrench troops marching to Italy. He wrote to Dr. Howe:— On the way, gleaming at each turn in nce he entered it a year before. He wrote to Dr. Howe, May 25, the day after his arrival:— Nos bronzes were divided between Longfellow and Dr. Howe; his engravings are in the Art Museum of Bosted all his income. He wrote, Jan. 25, 1859, to Howe, who had charge of his finances: A few years ag. Bird, the Sewards and Fishes, and, above all, Howe, who protested most earnestly—were sceptical asr received letters from many friends at home,—Dr. Howe, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Adams, S. P. Chase, Mr. a Boston he was grieved not to find his friend Dr. Howe, who had gone to Canada to avoid being reacheim to return and openly await any summons. Dr. Howe returned, and testified before the Senate Com[2 mor
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
mong Sumner's correspondents who favored non-resistance to secession were Dr. Samuel G. Howe, John G. Whittier, Rev. James Freeman Clarke, and Rev. John Pierpont. Mr.to John A. Andrew, Jan. 17, 1861. Works, vol. v. p. 455. Sumner wrote to Dr. Howe, January 17:— I trust that Massachusetts continues unseduced by any propr to China. His influence secured a place on the Sanitary Commission for Dr. Samuel G. Howe; but though exerted from the beginning, it failed to make him minister to Greece,—a country with which Dr. Howe was identified in his youth. Sumner, as was his habit, lingered at Washington after the close of the session; and he was stince your return from Europe I have heard of your writing to Longfellow, often to Howe, sometimes to Hillard, but never a line to me; and now comes a stray sheet, withis scene. At a meeting of the trustees of the Blind Asylum, met to consider Howe's application for leave of absence and the appointment of a substitute, I sugges
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