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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)
public. Morley's Life of Cobden, vol. II. pp. 388-390. He wrote to Bright, December 6: I doubt whether another year's blockade will be borne by the world. What say you? If you agree, you should let Sumner know. The Cabinet, while maintaining the forms of neutrality, was largely influenced against us by the pressure of great interests. This hostile sentiment now saw its opportunity, and showed itself in the bitter and vindictive appeals of the press. The Confederates had enlisted Louis Napoleon in their behalf, and they were now jubilant with the prospect of a British alliance and of the breaking of the blockade. The British government, by Earl Russell, then head of the foreign office, at once (November 30) demanded the surrender of the four persons, with a suitable apology; and as subsequently ascertained, it directed the same day, by private instructions, Lord Lyons, its minister at Washington, after seven days delay in complying with the demand, to break up his legation a
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)
ns, to meet the combined hostilities of slavery. I cannot bear the thought that England should be on that side: that Louis Napoleon should be there is natural. Already I see the signs that the contest, if it be not arrested, will be marked by an int with the impression that they would not be allowed to sail. But I think the public generally is more excited about Louis Napoleon, who has put himself in a direction which must eventually bring him in collision with us. Meanwhile, the war goes on; than ever. The rains will be stopped, and Lord Russell will be civil. There is softening towards us; but what will Louis Napoleon do? To Mr. Bright, October 6:— If Lord Russell wants cotton let him withdraw all support, material and morad it all. But no more pert letters will be written by Lord Russell. Lord Palmerston is much more occupied in watching Louis Napoleon than watching the United States,— so a friend writes, who dined with him at Walmer Castle. Lord Brougham deplores my
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)
with him on Banks's military character, and considering that he is a Massachusetts man, I do not wish to interfere against him. For the present I stand aloof. . . . Tell me what you think of our duty now with regard to Mexico and France. You notice that the House resolution Ante, p. 119. Lieber's Life and Letters, p. 346. has already caused an echo in Europe. I have kept it carefully in my committee room, where it still sleeps. My idea has been that we were not in a condition to give Louis Napoleon any excuse for hostility or recognition or breaking the blockade. At another time I shall be glad to speak plainly to France, or rather to its ruler; but I would not say anything now which cannot be maintained, nor which can add to our present embarrassments. Again, May 17:— Winter Davis has just come to press me about his Mexican resolution. Goldwin Smith's pamphlet is excellent. Letter to a Whig member of the Southern Independence Association. Lieber had asked Sumner to
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)
Mr. Blair, who visited Richmond, still insists that peace is near. He says that the war cannot go on another month on their side unless they have help from Louis Napoleon. But here the question of a monarchical government may arise. Jefferson Davis, whom he describes as so emaciated and altered as not to be recognized, sets hed Sumner by note, as they were leaving, to accompany them the next Wednesday evening to the Italian opera—at the same time promising to send him her copy of Louis Napoleon's Caesar, just received from Paris. She reached Washington from the headquarters on Sunday, April 2, leaving, however, Mr. Lincoln behind, and as soon as shetwenty-five thousand men in Texas beyond police necessities on this account, making an annual cost of twenty-five millions of dollars, which we must charge to Louis Napoleon. He cared little whether England paid our little bill or not; upon the whole, he would rather she should not, as that would leave the precedent of her conduc
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
margins; Bunyan's Bible; Dryden's Greek exercise-book studied by the poet when a boy at the Westminster School; Voltaire's tragedy of Mahomet, with his corrections; Pope's Essay on Man, with his revision in ink for a new edition; a gift copy of Thomson's Spring, with verses in the author's handwriting on the titlepage; Dr. Parr's Hobbes; The gift ,f Sir William Molesworth. and books which had belonged to Anne Boleyn, Queen Elizabeth, a doge of Venice, Ben Jonson, Wordsworth, Turgot, and Napoleon. With these were autographs of reformers, popes, kings, statesmen, poets; and choicest of all to Sumner was the Album kept at Geneva, 1608-1640, in which Milton had recorded his name, an extract from Comus, and a line of Horace. Ante, vol. II. pp. 124, note; p. 351, note. Quaritch and other dealers in curiosities in London and Paris, as well as Sypher in New York, found in him a customer who rarely questioned their prices. He bought a large number of oil paintings, chiefly in Washingto
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
ke twice in each of the three cities,—Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Chicago. His fees ranged from two hundred dollars to four hundred dollars an evenining, and the net result above expenses exceeded seven thousand dollars. He used sometimes, with his audiences, his address on Lafayette, which he had delivered ten years before; but generally he gave a lecture prepared in the autumn on the war between France and Prussia, in which he treated the opening events, and passed a heavy judgment on Louis Napoleon, with a plea for sympathy for France now that her usurper was overthrown, and a protest against her dismemberment. The Duel between France and Germany, with its Lesson to Civilization. (Works, vol. XIV. pp. 9-85.) The lecture was the subject of a review, by M. Chevalier, in the Journal des Debats. The address pointed as its moral that the war-system should be discarded, and the nations should disarm themselves. The New York Herald, Dec. 2, 1870, took exception to the idealism of th
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
transfer to the belligerent altogether immaterial. Carpenter went even further, contending in his speech and in the committee's report drawn by him that the rule itself did not exist; that the war department in discontinuing the sales to Remington had acted under unnecessary scruples; and that, at least where the sales had begun before the breaking out of hostilities, our government as a neutral had a right to sell arms and war material to either belligerent, even directly to its head, Louis Napoleon or the king of Prussia. While Sumner disclaimed that his resolution was an attack on the President, his opponents insisted that it was a political move, The newspapers took the same view. Harper's Weekly, March 2, 9, and 16, 1872; New York Independent, February 29. specially intended to excite the German vote against the Administration; and the debate was at times diverted into a political and personal discussion as to affairs in Missouri, and particularly as to Schurz's connection