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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 17: London again.—characters of judges.—Oxford.—Cambridge— November and December, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
life and manners in the castle. After breakfast (it having been mentioned to the Queen that I had arrived), we went into the private apartments, which are never shown except during the Queen's absence. The table was spread for dinner, and the plate was rich and massive. I did not like the dining-room so well as Lord Leicester's, at Holkham, though it is more showy and brilliant. The drawing-rooms were quite rich. While wandering around with Mr. Rich and Lord Byron, we met the Duchess of Kent in her morning-dress,—a short, squab person,—who returned our profound obeisance with a gracious smile (you see I have caught the proper phrase). Some of the pictures at Windsor are very fine. I have never before seen any thing by Rubens that pleased me, or that I could tolerate (except, perhaps, a picture at Holkham). There is one room devoted to Rubens. They were kind enough to invite me to visit them again at the castle, and Murray told me that a horse would be at my disposal to ride in
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
g here. Indeed, Mr. Thibaut called me the grand seigneur. Farewell. Remember me, as ever, to Mrs. Story (whom I hope to find well) and the children, and believe me, As ever, affectionately yours, Charles Sumner. P. S. A friend of mine here, Dr. Bissing, Dr. Frederic Bissing died about 1874. He was second Burgermeister (Vice-Mayor) of Heidelberg, and for many years represented the district of Heidelberg in the Diet of Baden, meeting at Carlsruhe. who has already translated Chancellor Kent on our Constitution, thinks of translating your great work on the Constitution. He is now studying it with great delight. Dr. Julius says, in his book on America, that your work has gone to a second edition in four volumes. Is this true? A Dr. Buss, of Tubingen, has already translated the historical part, and intended to go on with it; but he has recently experienced a political change against democratic institutions, and has thrown up the work. The Conflict of Laws was to have bee
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
w York and Philadelphia. In New York he was the guest of his brother Albert, then newly married, and living on Bond Street. He was also cordially received by Chancellor Kent, and enjoyed much the society of the Misses Ward, —the Three Graces of Bond Street,—of whom one was to become the wife of his friend, Dr. Howe; another, of hion which has just taken place, and which was to give us our Grossherzogfor the next four years. Our present President, Van Buren, has lost his re-election. Chancellor Kent is now preparing a fourth edition of his great work, which he will send you. He was very much gratified to know that you take an interest in his labors. Storgive him joy in them! . . . I have just returned from a visit of three or four weeks to New York and Philadelphia, where I saw men and women of all sorts. Chancellor Kent was as kind and affection to me as ever; Joseph R. Ingersoll, very hospitable . . . Remember me most kindly to your wife. As ever yours, Charles Sumner
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
United States, April 2, 1862, negotiated by Lord Lyons and Mr. Seward. Wheaton's International Law (Dana's edition), pp. 201-203, note; 213-217, note. Chancellor Kent wrote, Jan. 7, 1842:— I thank you for the Boston paper containing your view of the question of the Right of search on the coast of Africa. I have no hebt of it; and the neatness and elegance with which it is written are delightful. Judge Story wrote, Feb. 6:— I am glad to know that Mr. Prescott and Chancellor Kent approve of your article on the Right of search. It confirms my previous opinion of its intrinsic soundness. I do not exactly know whether Mr. Webster and Mr be uninteresting to you to know that Judge Story agrees with the view presented in the Boston paper on the Right of Search. He agrees with every line of it. Chancellor Kent has written me that he has no hesitation in subscribing to it, as sound, logical, and conclusive. Mr. Choate, of the Senate, gives it his assent. I do not k
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
1843; Vol. VI. pp. 43, 44. The Eightieth Birthday of Chancellor Kent; November, 1843; Vol. VI. pp. 289-296. Hillard's Prate his style and tone of thought at this period. Of Chancellor Kent's eightieth birthday he wrote: Ten years of hapfriends surround it! Such is the fortunate lot of Chancellor Kent. On the 31st of July last he completed his eightieth nglish judge, are rivalled on the American bench. Chancellor Kent seems to have been born with those eminent judicial quon, melior patre, distinguished judge. We refer to the Hon. William Kent, whose professional learning, various attainments, y the fruits of various culture; and the names of Story and Kent have claims alike upon the lawyer and the scholar. Theor a lodger at the Globe or Astor. His relations with Chancellor Kent continued to be most cordial; and with this learned juing on the subject of alienage is collected and arranged by Kent in his Lecture on Aliens, Vol. II.; and Mr. Wirt, in his m