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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)
n definitely planned before the election of Mr. Lincoln, and its leaders were as well satisfied witever, postponed the final act till after President Lincoln's call for troops. There were threatenicure a peaceful and orderly inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, and how during the critical interval to hoyal sentiment of the country, and embarrass Mr. Lincoln's Administration. On the other hand, it waof mind at times is revealed in his letter to Lincoln, July 29, 1861. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Li A great pressure was brought to bear upon Mr. Lincoln, before he left his home at Springfield, tone, Jan. 30, 1861. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. III. pp. 258, 259, 279-288, 327 note. g the necessity of precautions for securing Mr. Lincoln's inauguration in accordance with regular a a regular and peaceable inauguration of President Lincoln. Works, vol. v. pp. 454, 457-459. Heuring the lifetime of the parties to it. Mr. Lincoln intervened at times to amend by interlineat[16 more...]
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)
from the public. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. IV. pp. 390, 391. Negroes were forbiddid not conceal his approval of Wilkes's act. Lincoln and Seward, by Gideon Welles, p. 185. The Cabs than to Mr. Seward's. Mr. Welles, in his Lincoln and Seward (p. 185), says: The President had h the senator objected. (Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, collected by A. T. Rice, Paper by John Bing the capture. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. v. p. 35. Sumner was anxious to prhe border slave States. He called often on Mr. Lincoln to press the question, in one or more interward's Life, vol. III. pp 118, 135; Welles's Lincoln and Seward, p. 210; Nicolay and Hay's Life of an officer, had fallen at Ball's Bluff. President Lincoln came to the Senate to listen to the euloa single night. Works, vol. VI. p. 393. Mr. Lincoln signed the bill, but stated in a message obis complaint he discovered an impatience in Mr. Lincoln which he had not encountered before, the la[10 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 46: qualities and habits as a senator.—1862. (search)
or to whom advanced antislavery men looked for the expression and promotion of their views; and every mail at this time, and indeed during his entire service in Congress, brought him a large number of letters from this class, in which they stated, often at great length, their hopes and fears, and their interest in the various measures concerning slavery. Wendell Phillips delivered a lecture in Washington in March, 1862, probably his first visit to the capital. He had an interview with Mr. Lincoln, and was introduced by Sumner on the floor of the Senate, where he was greeted by Mr. Hamlin, the Vice-Presidentdent, who left the chair to take his hand. Sumner's rooms while he was in the Senate were more sought than those of any member of either house. Among the visitors were writers for public journals, friends from Massachusetts, politicians from all parts of the country, survivors of the old antislavery guard, and distinguished foreigners. They often came late in the evening a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 47: third election to the Senate. (search)
tual qualities; but Sumner stands almost alone as a public man whose great support was the moral enthusiasm of the people. The Republican State convention met at Worcester, September 9, and Sumner's supporters were ready for the first encounter. They decided to make the issue openly upon him in the convention. This direct appeal to the people in the nomination of a senator was contrary to custom in Massachusetts; but it had a distinguished precedent in another State,—in Illinois, where Lincoln in 1858 was nominated as the Republican candidate against Douglas. Sumner thought it unseemly to mix personally in the contest within the party, and declined an invitation to attend the convention in a letter read by Mr. Claflin to the delegates, which invoked an earnest support of the government, but did not omit to add an appeal for the policy of freedom, which he deemed essential to success. Works, vol. VII. pp. 187-190. T. D. Eliot, a Massachusetts member of Congress, at a public m
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)
's Life of S. P. Chase, pp. 473-475; Welles's Lincoln and Seward, pp. 81-85; and Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VI. pp. 263-272. The last account referred to needs confirmation as to some the government. To the same period belong Mr. Lincoln's proclamations of emancipation of Sept. 22a desire to preserve it. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, collected by A. T. Rice, p. 230. The. Works, vol. VII. pp. 325, 326. President Lincoln's recommendation of national aid to emanus chairmanship. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VII. p. 407. McDougall was restive undany present resort to so doubtful a remedy. Mr. Lincoln was impressed with his representations, andnd reprisal during the rebellion. Welles's Lincoln and Seward, pp. 145-164; New York Tribune, Feby Sumner to John Bright. Sumner's Eulogy on Lincoln, Works, vol. IX. pp. 403, 404. And finally, ew York is taken in Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VI. pp. 84-88. If these men at that ti[9 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)
ster, and Sherman withheld their votes. President Lincoln signed the bill on the 28th. Full notn, and was one of the last acts approved by Mr. Lincoln. General O. O. Howard was appointed commiss for reconstruction. In Louisiana, under Mr. Lincoln's direction. The sentiment in Louisiana amoe Arguelles case Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. IX. pp. 44-47. and a joint resolution e country to consult upon the nomination of Mr. Lincoln's successor, in which Mr. Chase appeared toty rather than Mr. Lincoln. Greeley thought Mr. Lincoln already beaten, and that another ticket washange of candidate desirable, but only with Mr. Lincoln's free and voluntary withdrawal; and he cou house in Boston, some parts of his eulogy on Lincoln as he was preparing it. When reminded that heent in a different tone, he answered: Well, Mr. Lincoln was indeed the author of a new order of Staead the platform, they ranged in support of Mr. Lincoln. I declined to take any part in the meetin[32 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)
xpect something. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. x. p. 127. Perhaps the country sees noated in a letter to the writer that neither Mr. Lincoln nor himself imputed Sumner's action to ambiion of gunboats. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VI. pp. 349-353. The time and manner o and make it a strong centralized power. Mr. Lincoln said this of Sumner, Jan 18, 1865. (Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. x. pp. 84, 85.) He said at the Cabinet meeting on the last day or his direction. Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, vol. VIII. p. 418; vol. IX. p. 445. Geion and reconstruction (being even opposed to Lincoln's proclamation), to which, however, he came ahe few weeks of life which remained to him, Mr. Lincoln bestowed more tokens of good — will on Sumnion ball on Monday. On the intervening day Mr. Lincoln sent Sumner an autograph note, The originocent fellow-citizens, and urged that if Abraham Lincoln had suffered unjust imprisonment as a cri[25 more...]<
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)
nviction that the President's whole soul was set as a flint against the good cause, and that by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln the rebellion had vaulted into the Presidential chair. The Thirty-ninth Congress met Dec. 4, 1865. Its members had been mostly chosen at the time of Mr. Lincoln's second election, and the Republicans held each branch by a more than two-thirds majority; but it was not yet known how far the President's course might divide them. His message was moderate and plaabinet. With him I had special relations, so that he was in the habit of appealing to me to carry some things with President Lincoln. He has latterly written me, complaining that I exercised on one occasion too much influence with the latter againt Indies. is solely for health and to avoid holidays. To Bemis, March 15:— As to Bancroft's eulogy, On President Lincoln before Congress, in which foreign nations were arraigned for their treatment of this country during the Civil War.
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)
rring to his attractive person, He is the Corinthian part of the British legation. the successor of Lord Lyons as British minister at washington, was of a family with whom Sumner had long maintained cordial relations. He was the brother of the Earl of Elgin, former governor-general of Canada, and of Lady Augusta, wife of Dean Stanley. Sumner had also been kindly received in Paris in 1858-1859 by their mother, the Dowager Lady Elizabeth Bruce. Sir Frederick came to Washington just before Mr. Lincoln's death, and from his arrival was on terms of intimacy with Sumner. Coming North in the summer, he arrived in Boston from Narragansett Pier at 9 P. M., Sept. 18, 1867, suffering, as he reached the city, with a throat affection, which skilful physicians,—Dr. Bigelow being one of them,—who were called to his lodgings at the Tremont House, saw at once would prove fatal. Sumner, his only friend in the city, being sent for, arrived at eleven, and was recognized by the sufferer. Sumner was w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
ickens, whom he had first known in 1842, dined with him in company with Stanton, when one of the topics was the experience of Sumner and Stanton on the night of Mr. Lincoln's assassination. Feb. 2. 1868. Forster's Life of Dickens, vol. III. p 386: Dickens's Letters, vol. II. pp. 407, 410, 411. Mr. Storey's account of the convstinguished scholar, Moses Coit Tyler. Sumner's name had at different times been mentioned for Secretary of State and for the missions to England and France. Mr. Lincoln, at the time he called for the resignation of Mr. Blair, Postmaster-General, in 1864, contemplated a change in the state department after the election in 1864; the first committee of the Senate is equal in position to anything in our government under the President; and it leaves to the senator great opportunities. Had Mr. Lincoln lived, I think I should have been obliged to determine then if I would supersede Mr. Seward. The thought troubled me at the time; for how could I leave reconst
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