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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)
ady in the house opposite, about half an hour after the fatal shot had been fired. There Sumner remained till the President's last breath, at twenty-two minutes past seven, the next morning. Sumner's movements that evening are detailed by A. B. Johnson in Scribner's Magazine, October, 1874, p. 224, in the correspondence of the Boston Journal, April 15, and in Chaplin's Life of Sumner, pp. 413-417, which contains a statement furnished by Moorfield Storey. These accounts, like most of the act eight o'clock, finding them guarded by soldiers under orders from the Secretary of War, in consequence of rumors of meditated violence on him as well as others. Scribner's Magazine, October, 1874, p. 224. His friend and former secretary, A. B. Johnson, has described his manner and conversation at this time, while he sat stern and haggard over his untasted breakfast, but steady in mind and unshaken in courage, as he contemplated the rebellion defeated and degraded to assassination. Sumne
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
described. Recollections of Charles Sumner, by A. B. Johnson, Scribner's Magazine. August, 1874, pp. 475– 49e practice, designated by him. As early as 1855, A. B. Johnson assisted him in clerical and kindred services, aonal and affectionate. He gave always a welcome to Johnson, and from time to time remembered his children withmost friendly treatment. The impeachment of President Johnson consumed the attention of Congress during the ublicly referred to as objections to his becoming Mr. Johnson's successor. The chief-justice bore himself withormal averments, and must be found, if anywhere, in Johnson's conduct and methods, which had obstructed the pacon the state of the South, his accompanying of President Johnson on the latter's political tour in 1866, and hi the war. But his later misunderstandings with President Johnson, growing out of the manner of his leaving the hich are among the best in the English language. Dr. Johnson used to give the palm to that famous sentence of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
awaking less of reaction than usually followed them. Mr. A. B. Johnson, who had been his guest for some days, said:— Aand apparently suffering severe pain. The accounts of Dr. Johnson and A. B. Johnson, which were put in writing shortly aftA. B. Johnson, which were put in writing shortly after, and the oral statements of other persons present, have served in the preparation of this narrative of the senator's last sent for, and he, followed immediately by his brother, A. B. Johnson, reached the chamber at nine, or shortly after. The dad been; and bending over him was his faithful secretary, Johnson, who was with him to the last. At hand through the day, e chapter of Saint John's Gospel, and offered a prayer. To Johnson and the two colored friends, who were raising him and chan oh, so weary! passed his lips. At two he revived, and Dr. Johnson and some friends, who had been constant in their presenc more convulsion. He died thirteen minutes before three. Johnson and Dr. Lincoln were supporting him in the final moment.