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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 21: Germany.—October, 1839, to March, 1840.—Age, 28-29. (search)
e for him to prolong his absence, and advised him not to tarry in England on his way home. Judge Story wrote, Dec. 1, 1839:— You must return soon, and take your place in the advanced and advs of Germany. So far as I can compare conversation in different languages, his reminds me of Judge Story's: it is rapid, continuous, unflagging, lively, various. He has spoken to me in the highest he head of jurisprudence in Germany, and, you may say, upon the whole Continent. He had read Judge Story's Conflict of Laws with admiration, and wished to know why he was not on our committee for coen. At a large supper-party last night, of professors and doctors, I communicated it. To Judge Story. Heidelberg, Feb. 10, 1840. my dear Judge,— . . . You dispose of my views about raising tg 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,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 22: England again, and the voyage home.—March 17 to May 3, 1840. —Age 29. (search)
republican. Writing a few years later, he said: I have always enjoyed the refinement of the best society; but I have never sat in the palaces of England, without being pained by the inequality of which the inordinate luxury was a token. To Judge Story he wrote from London, March 18, 1839:— I cannot hesitate to say that the representation should be equalized, that a place of three hundred voters should not send the same representatives with a place of five thousand; and I also think ths fast. I am coming. Love to all, and good-by. As ever, affectionately yours, C. S. P. S. Tell the Judge, and Greenleaf, and Fletcher, I am coming. Tell Ticknor I am his debtor for an interesting letter received at Heidelberg. To Judge Story. London, March 24, 1840. dear Judge,—I shall be on our side of the Atlantic soon,—very soon— perhaps as soon as this sheet, perhaps sooner. This will go in the packet of the 25th March; I go in the London packet (the Wellington) of April
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
nd: he is a capital fellow Of course, I see Judge Story constantly, and love him as much as ever . Robert C. Winthrop is elected to Congress. Judge Story has recently published second editions of hf-Justice, and writes me that an opinion of Judge Story, where he had overruled a judgment of the Qfor it is the indication of an epoch which Judge Story, more than all other men together, has esta judgment or boldness; so I fear not. . . . Judge Story has returned from Washington with more healnual of the student and practitioner. . . . Judge Story is taking up his work on Partnership, which the Supreme Court of the United States,—Mr. Justice Story. I think you will be struck by the shis nothing of importance in jurisprudence. Judge Story is now engaged in a work on the Law of Parth their lesson of love and duty. My friend Judge Story told me that in reading your speech he shedefore yesterday, on his way to Marshfield. Judge Story and Abbott Lawrence both side with the Cabi[4 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
ance with which it is written are delightful. Judge Story wrote, Feb. 6:— I am glad to know that Mr. on shore, p. 865; note A, p. 906; note B, p. 906. Judge Story was also much interested in the legal points, andy part of the year he taught in the Law School as Judge Story's substitute. His social life varied this year. It may not be uninteresting to you to know that Judge Story agrees with the view presented in the Boston pape embodied; but he handled the subject most ably. Judge Story tells me that, in delivering the opinion of the Srow, April 24. They excite universal admiration. Judge Story, Quincy, Prescott, Greenleaf, all admire them. Herflow; but shall I not write as the heart bids? Judge Story is well, and to deliver a discourse before the Alheir work, and will make a report in the winter. Judge Story's last work on Partnership I presume you have alrf the case had been pushed to a decree, I suppose Judge Story would have felt bound to order the poor creature
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)
ose of the summer term, taking the place of Judge Story, who was compelled by ill-health to suspende new reporter was, however, appointed when Judge Story was absent. Sumner's name seldom appears o Davis,—I have had a long conversation with Judge Story about the execution on board the Somers. P Sumner. P. S. If you care to mention Judge Story's opinion to Mackenzie, I can have no objecs was never done. I remember speaking with Judge Story, with regard to this decision; and, though sitation. You will be sorry to hear that Judge Story continues indisposed. For the first time i by any of her sex in the United States. Judge Story will not visit England. He rides horsebackackenzie's counsel. Mr. Jeremiah Mason and Judge Story tell me that mine is the only tenable one. t Germany. You will be glad to hear that Judge Story has most happily recovered his health, and aralysis, but is regaining his strength. Judge Story is in rude health, dealing with various lab[5 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
ts with those decided at law. But the English Chancery Reports published later than Vesey's, and Story's treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, his greatest work, supplied rich materials. These Sumner fae House of Lords. Mr. Charles Buller has given an interesting sketch of his character; and Mr. Justice Story speaks of him with the warm appreciation of a kindred mind. Lord Eldon. This is the the usual grounds of previous knowledge and use. The trial of the action of tort began before Judge Story, Nov. 13, and consumed eleven days,—resulting in a verdict for Sumner's client on Nov. 26. ld ornament it with authorities. Sumner had in December, 1843, argued the equity suit, which Judge Story decided adversely to him. Boston Advertiser, Dec. 23, 1843. The Judge, who was firmly oppost of your family. I have already despatched to you a large parcel containing two works of Judge Story, several numbers of my most amiable and intelligent friend Chandler's law journal; also, the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
his period. While abroad, he felt keenly the imperfection of his own training as compared with that acquired in European universities; and in a letter besought Judge Story, then a member of the corporation of Harvard University, to attempt what he thought a much-needed reform. Ante, Vol. II. pp. 98,135. He urged more exacting teng the attention of publishers. He was a good critic, and was never weary in serving authors whose works merited a place in libraries. Letters. To Judge Story, Washington, D. C. Boston, Feb. 5, 1845. my dear Judge,—In my last letter, I referred to the terms which a Senator Mr. Webster. had made with his friendsise? There are some difficulties in our plan, because the students will not join with us; and a bust and a statue together will not be required. I shall see Judge Story, and be advised by him. On your return to Boston, I shall desire your counsel. Remember me to L——, whose counterfeit presentment, Miss W——, is now in Bost
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)
think it was in Tom Paine's Crisis) that he who is the author of war lets loose the whole contagion of hell, and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. Judge Story wrote from Cambridge, Aug. 11, as follows: Story's Life and Letters, Vol. II. pp. 543, 544. I thank you very sincerely for your present of a copy of yf authorship and instruction in the Law School; but his life ended after a rapid illness on Sept. 10, at the age of sixty-six. President Quincy, who had read Judge Story's letter, wrote frankly, Nov. 21:— The views of Judge Story are coincident with mine; and from the length and breadth of your doctrine as to war I am compJudge Story are coincident with mine; and from the length and breadth of your doctrine as to war I am compelled to dissent not less than he. I regard such ultra theories on that subject with complacency, and with no disposition to contest or to treat them with levity. They seem to be, as I said to you in conversation, anchors cast to the windward against the innate propensities of mankind. Two well-known merchants of that day, Na
view taken at the dinner referred to; and the former was always full of faith and hope in democracy as a means of social improvement, guided, as he did his best to guide it, by the ethical spirit. At a dinner for Morpeth at Abbott Lawrence's, Judge Story talked high conservatism. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. p. 30. Thackeray, whose visit was a few years later, found a vast amount of toryism and donnishness everywhere. A Collection of Letters, 1847-1855, p. 165. Sumner, who was familt was a comfort to live in New York rather than in Boston. R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote to Sumner in 1851, Boston oligarchy is confined to the pavements and Nahant. Prescott wrote to Sumner in 1851 of a former period in Salem similar in character: Judge Story in his early days was exposed to much obloquy from the bitterness of party feeling, which becomes more intensified in proportion to the narrowness of the sphere where it is displayed. Boston is worse than New York in this respect. The capi
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
Story's biographer states other works which Judge Story had in mind. Ibid., p. 573. He was present, Sumner began his Tribute of Friendship to Judge Story, which he gave to the printer three days laustomed to call, after the Judge's death, on Mrs. Story, who removed to a house in Rowe Place, Bostohe promise of earlier years. It had been Judge Story's desire that Sumner should take his place ral inspiration from Channing; and he had been Story's beloved pupil. To describe their charactersalf-past 9 o'clock the next morning. To W. W. Story, Jan. 14, 1848:— I was glad to hear o of preparation. He annotated new editions of Story's Works on Equity Pleading, Equity Jurisprudend dollars a year, his compensation for editing Story's Works, and his fees for lectures before lyceous aspirations and English connections and Judge Story's example had, I fondly hoped, confirmed innal Administration. I had been proposed by Judge Story, as he told me, without my knowledge, as th[5 more...]
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