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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)
is department as translator, rather from sympathy with his misfortunes than from any service he rendered. He haunted Sumner's study at all hours, coming often in the evening and hanging on till past midnight, breaking in on important business and interrupting all work. Sumner's patience with bores was proverbial; but it had a limit, and the count passed it. One day, worn out with his constant intrusion, and smarting probably under some offensive expressions, the senator bade him leave, Perley's (B. P. Poore's) Reminiscences, vol. II. pp. 137-141.—the only time he was ever known to have shown the door to an unwelcome visitor. Gurowski in his published diary Diary, from 1861 to 1865. vented his spleen both on Sumner and on Seward, the two best friends he had in Washington, though in each case there was a grain of truth in his satire. He criticised Sumner's speeches for their minutiae of research and superfluous erudition. Diary, vol. II. pp. 56, 69, and 219. Poverty and e
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
t conceal his intensity of feeling, which was hardly ever so great, not even in the debates on Kansas. All the fire of youth came back again, as those who had often heard him felt as they now listened to him. Boston Advertiser, Dec. 22, 1870. Perley (B. P. Poore) called it the most remarkable speech of his life. Boston Journal, Dec. 22, 1870. he began by saying that the resolution, though nominally one of inquiry, committed Congress to a dance of blood, and further on pronounced it another seemed to him that the time had come to test the disposition of all concerned in what he regarded as a great consummation. That was his idea, and that was all of it. This is the substance of the explanation of his position as given by him to Perley (B. P. Poore) and printed in the Boston Journal, Feb. 27, 1871. A fuller account is given in the same journal, Jan. 8 and 14, 1878. According to these reports he declared it a pure invention that he wished to dictate terms to England, or to req
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)
, who had seen him shortly before, made a similar comment, March 12, 1874. To E. L. Pierce, who on grounds of expediency had advised reserve as to the President, even in conversation, and also only brief remarks in presenting the rescinding resolution, if it was to be presented by himself, he answered, March 5:— Your brother Henry will assure you that I am not unreasonable or impracticable. For a year and several months I have said nothing of the President,—not a word. B. P. Poore (Perley), who saw him daily, states Sumner's abstinence from reference to the President. Boston Journal, March 12, 1874. While an invalid last winter I was confirmed in this rule, which I have followed since. Therefore, anything attributed to me is an invention. Should the Massachusetts resolutions reach me, I shall present them in words as few as those you select; and to this conclusion I came sometime ago. Certainly, I shall say nothing controversial. I am now opposing the monstrosity of a wor