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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 36 2 Browse Search
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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
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
tion, pronouncing it noble, and from the right quarter. Scott's Autobiography, pp. 188-190. The House had. Feb. 22, 1862. refused to have captured rebel flags presented in its hall on the occasion of Washington's Farewell Address being rend. Three years later he took ground against placing in the Capitol any picture of a victory in battle with our own fellow-citizens. Feb. 27, 1865. Works, vol. IX. pp. 333-335. This, too, encountered the opposition of his colleague as well as that of Howe of Wisconsin, but his action was approved by General Robert Anderson; and again, as before, military authority was with him, and not with his civilian critics. In harmony with his action on these points was his treatment of the question of retaliation, to be referred to hereafter. Caleb Cushing shortly before his death remarked concerning Sumner, that though the protagonist in Congress against slavery, he was the only Republican statesman who adhered to broad and liberal views, and pointed
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
, and yet give so much time to miscellaneous visitors, was something of a mystery. It was, however, his midnight vigils which brought up the arrears. The newspaper men were generally very friendly to him. He held tightly the secrets of the Senate notwithstanding he had no respect for the system of closed doors; but as far as consistent with a senator's oath, he talked freely and instructively to all who came to him. After he had a house of his own, which was not till 1867, he explained to Dr. Howe a contre-temps by which a well-known scholar whom he had wished to see had been refused admission, and added:— I am impatient and nervous, weary, fatigued, and unhappy, beginning the day weary and ending it weary. From the time I take my seat at the breakfast table interruptions begin; and such is the succession of visitors that during this vacation I have been detained daily at the table where I breakfasted till three o'clock P. M., without an opportunity of putting pen to paper or
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)
osts on the Mississippi River, South Carolina, and the Southern places. To Dr. Howe, December 28:— You will be glad to know that the President is firm. He ird, March 19:— At last the Freedman's Commission is organized,—Dale Owen, Howe, McKaye . . . .I have seen the commissioners, and like them much. They are exce and admirable, and enter upon the work generously and nobly. They have invited Howe to meet them in New York at once, in order to plan their work. They propose tod public men, including Seward, Chase, Corwin, Cameron, and Senators Anthony and Howe; Senator Howe of Wisconsin wrote of it: Such conciseness of statement, such fSenator Howe of Wisconsin wrote of it: Such conciseness of statement, such fulness of research, such wealth of illustration, such iron logic, heated but unmalleable, I really do not think are to be found in any other oration, ancient or modering then called home by the tidings of George's rapid decline. Longfellow and Dr. Howe were frequent visitors to their friend's room at the hospital, and George W. G<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
wearied and aggressive to the last. His efforts at the first regular session after the war began have been mentioned. Ante, p. 72. At the next—calling attention to an exclusion under distressing circumstances which had recently occurred–he procured an amendment to a charter for a street railway between Washington and Alexandria, forbidding discrimination on account of color in the carriage of passengers. The amendment passed by only one majority, several of the Republican senators—Anthony, Howe, and Lane among them—voting against it. Feb. 27, 1863. Congressional Globe, p. 1328. It was concurred in by the House, and became part of the Act of March 3, 1863. At the session now under review, he carried the same amendment to two charters, succeeding after spirited contests by a small majority in each case,—defeated at one stage and prevailing at a later one. Feb. 10, 25, March 16, 17, June 21, 1864; Works, vol. VIII. pp. 103-117. The amendment was rejected, June 21, by fourt
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)
he United States with their officers and soldiers in prison, called upon all to bear witness that in this necessary warfare with barbarism, they renounce all vengeance and every evil example, and plant themselves firmly on the sacred landmarks of Christian civilization, under the protection of that God who is present with every prisoner, and enables heroic souls to suffer for their country. The committee's report found its most earnest support in the Western senators, Wade, Chandler, Harlan, Howe, Lane, Wilkinson, and Brown—the first two of whom forgot in this debate the requirements of good manners. When Sumner suggested on the first day that the resolutions came up that it was not best to go on with them then, Wade ejaculated, You would if you were in prison. Chandler expressed surprise that Sumner thought it inexpedient to protect our suffering prisoners, though expecting such conduct from those who desired the success of the rebellion, described the latter's substitute as a subl
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)
eply which was made in the best of temper. Unlike the Maine senator, Williams, Howe, Henderson, and Yates referred to Sumner in very complimentary terms. Sumner's substitute received eight votes—his own and those of Brown, Chandler, Howe, Pomeroy, Wade, and Wilson. Henderson's proposition of an amendment to the Constitution,osing the conditions received only seven votes—those of Edmunds, Foster, Grimes, Howe, Morgan, Poland, and Sumner. Wendell Phillips wrote to Mrs. Child as to Sumne directions, weekly statements of her condition, while other reports came from Dr. Howe and other friends, and also from Miss Ford, a constant attendant and for many rm congratulations came to him from a wide circle,—from companions of his youth, Howe, Longfellow, Greene, Phillips, Lieber, Agassiz, Palfrey, Whittier, the Waterstont he had failed in a suit in which his whole heart was enlisted. In a letter to Howe, August 16, 1844, already partly given, Ante, vol. II. pp. 311, 312; vol. I<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
ngressional Globe, p. 542). Reverdy Johnson, anticipating the course of events, thought that such remarks put Sumner out of the pale of the President's judges, and Howe answered that Johnson's partisanship for the President would impose a similar disability on him. Sumner recurred to the question of a senator's right to speak fucus. After the session, which closed at 3 A. M., the Republican senators met at 11 A. Mr., when a committee, consisting of Sherman, Fessenden, Howard, Harris, Howe is likely to have served instead of Harris; Sherman, Feb. 10, 1870. Congressional Globe. p. 1182. Frelinghuysen, Trumbull, and Sumner, was appointed to consider tracting, and they encountered the objection of being mere declarations of opinion, and not legislation. Morton spoke in favor of the provision for education, and Howe sustained the resolutions generally, and both contested the idea that the recent legislation was in any respect a finality. The resolutions did not come to a vote
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
picture or old book or autograph to another. A few friends occupied his guest chamber,—Dr. Palfrey, E. L. Pierce, Dr. S. G. Howe, G. W. Greene, J. B. Smith, and M. Milmore,—while Emerson, Whittier, Agassiz, Bemis, G. W. Curtis, and James A. Hamiinto the depths of my sorrows, which revive at every stage. To think that in Boston I am homeless is very bitter. To Dr. Howe he had already written:— I hear much of a new hotel in Boston,—the St. James. Is this the place for me? And how New York World, with reference to this debate, referred, February 5, to his dictatorship in the Senate. He wrote to Dr. Howe, Jan. 1869:— It is difficult to understand the precise position of Crete. Can the late telegraphic news be true? of Burke's works furnished the model. He had an instinct that it would not do to defer longer the cherished plan. To Dr. Howe he wrote:— I wish to be the executor of my own will in this respect. . . Latterly I have been led to think mo
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
r altogether approved the appointment, but his part in making it was a minor one; and so far as appearances go, it would have been made without a word from him. He spoke to the President once casually in favor of Motley on the stairs of the Executive Mansion, and then again in a formal interview, when he named him for London as one of five whom he thought should be sent to or kept in diplomatic posts,—the other four being Marsh in Italy, Morris at Constantinople, Bancroft at Berlin, and Dr. S. G. Howe in Greece. Mr. Fish was prompt to place Motley on his list. It was afterwards represented, but not truly, that the appointment was due to Sumner's influence and urgency, Fish to Moran, Dec. 30, 1870. with the intimation that otherwise it would not have been made, and the Administration would not have been misled. It was, however, clearly the President's prepossession and Mr. Fish's friendly interest and popular favor that gave Motley the place. The minister, although knowing that
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