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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 28: the city Oration,—the true grandeur of nations.—an argument against war.—July 4, 1845.—Age 34. (search)
, and who sometimes called at the latter's office, told him, some time after, that an anti-war society is as little practicable as an anti-thunder-and-lightning society. Works, Vol. II. p. 180. Mr. Mason's Memoir and Correspondence, p. 349. Dr. Lieber also stated frankly his dissent. But no expression of opposite views troubled Sumner so much as Horace Mann's. He had counted on the sympathy of one so deeply interested in the welfare of mankind. Mr. Mann questioned Sumner's definition of ticle by me on the Public Schools. My oration has excited vivid praise and condemnation. I am anxious that you should read me carefully throughout. You will see that I have presented the subject in some new lights. All my friends here except Lieber agree with me. And again, Sept. 30, 1845:— I am sorry that I have not yet sent you copies of my oration. I presume you received a newspaper, which contained an abstract of it. The edition of the City Printer was the largest ever made o
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
nated from South Carolina. Its author was Francis Lieber, a German liberal who, persecuted in his nndivisible. Such was the elemental thought in Lieber's Political ethics (1838) and Civil liberty an political science in the United States. That Lieber, holding such views and also having no sympathhis son lost his life in the Confederate Army, Lieber became legal advisor to President Lincoln and new thought had already been indicated by Francis Lieber, and soon the organic theory, with sovereimong the writers for its publications were Francis Lieber, Robert Dale Owen, and Peter Cooper. Muchniversity. Woolsey and others—among them, Francis Lieber—addressed the convention in defence of libes Hadley and William Dwight Whitney; and like Lieber and Hadley he turned from the classics to poli this country before 1830, Karl Follen and Francis Lieber, in their mature works used the language ted country, Follen in his essays and sermons, Lieber in his literary essays and books on political
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
594 Lewars, Elsie Singmaster, 585 Lewes, 230 Lewis, Charles Bertrand, 21, 26 Lewis, Charlton Thomas, 461, 463 Lewis, M., 58 Lewis, M. G., 542 Lewis, Richard, 445 Lewis, S., 409 Lexicon (Pickering), 461 Leyh, Edward, 581 L'Hermite du Niagara, 593 Libbey, William, 159 Liberator, 333 Liberty and slavery, 339 Libin, Z., 600, 601, 604-5, 607 n., 609 Library of the late Reverend and Learned Mr. Samuel Lee, the, 533 Liddell, 461 Lidia, 595 Lieber, Francis, 342, 347, 348, 461, 581, 585, 586 Life (comic paper), 22 Life, adventures and travels in California, 138 Life among the Indians, 149 Life among the Modocs, 54 Life and adventures of James P. Beckwourth, the, 152 Life and growth of language, the, 469 Life and letters of Joel Barlow, 541 Life and times of John A. Sutter, 140 Life and times of Joseph E. Brown, 352 Life and writings of Jared Sparks, the, 178 Life in California during a Residences of several years in
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)
ar.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860– April, 1861. The secessi question of a protective tariff. He wrote to Lieber, Jan. 17, 1863:— I don't understand yourng. The correspondence between Sumner and Dr. Lieber—the latter now a professor in Columbia Colleight years. It was opened again by a note from Lieber, which at his request Sumner destroyed as soond reconstruction periods. Sumner often sought Lieber's stores of knowledge on history and public la in their restored relations. A letter from Lieber in 1862 began with My old and restored friend. but for an explanation given in a letter of Dr. Lieber printed in his Life and Letters, pp. 296, 29 marked passages. This was not agreeable to Dr. Lieber, who closed the correspondence. Sumner, to and maintained a strict reserve concerning it. Lieber's second letter to Sumner, after the corresponor of his son, a soldier in the Union army. Lieber's Life and Letters, p. 318. It somewhat corrob[3 m
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)
yield at last. The end is certain; and also the extinction of slavery. To Lieber, June 23:— I have no dread of Congress. The session will be very brief,—ly grieved at the President's revocation of Fremont's proclamation. He wrote Dr. Lieber, September 17, six days after the issue of the order revoking it:— The d, noble words. There is no suggestion of compromise; it is impossible. To Lieber, December 24:— Lieber's answer, dated December 27, will be found in his LifeLieber's answer, dated December 27, will be found in his Life and Letters, pp. 323-325. The articles in the [New York] Herald, proposing to give up the emissaries, but to remember the incident and call England to account iness, were discontinued. On the day the treaty was ratified, He wrote to Dr. Lieber: Rarely has the Senate done so much in a single day. Sumner carried in the Seagonism to him in his own State, which took shape in the autumn. He wrote to Lieber, March 29:— I was penetrated with joy when I found that it was only th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
istory and philosophy. Among American statesmen, those whom he most resembled in this respect are Jefferson, Edward Livingston, and John Quincy Adams. He never valued his own opinion so highly that he was not ready to sit at the feet of the masters of science. He was always prone to test public questions, not by apparent and transient exigencies, but by principles permanent and fundamental. It was for this reason that during the Civil War and reconstruction period he consulted so often Dr. Lieber, a publicist, living apart from political management, whose knowledge and counsels other public men would not have thought worth seeking. Sumner believed it to be the statesman's part to lead the people, and not merely to follow them. He recognized, indeed, that measures and policies, in order to prevail, must have the support of public opinion; but he did not in advance study the drifts and currents of that opinion. He trusted the instincts of the people, and believed that what was
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)
ondence, is a single sentence of a letter to Dr. Lieber, Jan. 23, 1863: The pressure for the expulsiar everywhere, and with my whole heart. To Lieber, January 17:— These are dark hours. The. As soon as the bill came to light he sought Lieber's views, saying, I wish to do what is best for the country and civilization. Lieber's opinion was rather in favor of the measure. In the debateeven from opponents the palm of character. Lieber, who was not always appreciative of his friendtion upon it, as will be seen in his letter to Lieber. Post, p. 138. Partly for amusement, and Mr. Seward has been obliged to yield. To Lieber, May 3: Reply to Lieber's letter, April 19,Lieber's letter, April 19, 1863, printed in Lieber's Life and Letters, pp. 331-333.— Of course I always listen to you, eLieber's Life and Letters, pp. 331-333.— Of course I always listen to you, especially on any topic within the domain of history or public law, with the disposition to assent atore to stop the steam rams. Sumner wrote to Lieber, September 15:— I was sorry not to see y[1 more.
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)
lain the precise policy of the emperor? To Lieber, December 28:— Your German sky lowers winian Institution, B. R. Wood, of Albany, and Dr. Lieber Lieber's Life and Letters, pp. 339, 345. 15. Works, vol. VIII. pp. 217-222. He wrote Lieber, March 17: I was badgered on all sides, but attical sciences,—a project in relation to which Lieber, Agassiz, and R. W. Emerson were his corresponrampled under foot, it is now. He wrote to Lieber, May 4:— I think that Banks's military chaber of the Southern Independence Association. Lieber had asked Sumner to request the President to read it. Lieber's Life and Letters, p. 345. I doubt if it would interest the President, who reads ver the most intelligent of the loyal people. Lieber to General Halleck, Sept. 1, 1864, in Lieber'st, William Curtis Noyes, Henry Winter Davis, Dr. Lieber, Lieber wrote Sumner, September 16, that ame which found most favor as a substitute. Lieber to Sumner, August 15. According to Lieber, Da[13 more...
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)
. I commend him to you and Mr. Cobden. To Lieber, February 18:— The President was exhaustec. 22, 1864. Sumner wrote, October 12, to Lieber, who had urged him to visit Washington in ordeto the Louisiana plan. So the latter wrote to Lieber. From the beginning of the session Sumner nd him much grieved by it. He wrote at once to Lieber: The President's speech and other things augurnton decided it to be a necessary precaution. Lieber, in a letter, April 23, enjoined on Sumner to e measured. Cruel devil—that assassin! To Lieber, May 2:— I read to President Johnson Colon with the Administration. Sumner wrote to Lieber, August 11:— The attorney-general (Speedble, and history will so write it down. To Lieber, August 21:— The true policy of the Admig and organizing that conviction. He wrote to Lieber, September 18:— As to reconstruction, I letters just received from my correspondent, Dr. Lieber, our most learned publicist, a Prussian by b[3 m
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)
a republican form of government. Sumner wrote to Lieber, December 3, 1865:— I was sorry to miss you, id in their presence without giving offence. To Lieber, March 21:— Consider carefully, and answer prder meaning than their authors intended. Compare Lieber's letter to Sumner, in his Life and Letters, pp. 36ner some months later, in answer to an inquiry from Lieber:— I thought that I had told you the fate of t. 275. March 2, 1866, Congressional Globe, p. 1131. Lieber took an active interest in the question, as will beopinion, or at least of public action. He wrote to Lieber, March 11, 1866:— When Mr. Everett was Secrets of his youth, Howe, Longfellow, Greene, Phillips, Lieber, Agassiz, Palfrey, Whittier, the Waterstons, the Logagement or accepting congratulations. He wrote to Lieber, September 22:— I wish you to know directly fhis winter, if not before, at mine. Tell this to Mrs. Lieber from me. I write this gayly, and yet I cannot
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