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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)
tions to receive credentials and pay mileage. Sumner spoke only briefly, but offered a resolution sbout entering his carriage for a drive, when Mr. Sumner arrived with the papers in his hand. He at before his death, this was the last business Mr. Sumner transacted with him. The rebellion had nrn to be earlier than it proved to be, invited Sumner by note, as they were leaving, to accompany tlow's Resignation. Mrs. Lincoln's letter to Sumner, July 5, 1865 (manuscript). It was probably thn. Lieber, in a letter, April 23, enjoined on Sumner to be careful, believing him to be one of thos:— Rochdale, April 29, 1865. dear Mr. Sumner—How can I write to you, and what can I say Fall together. As he walked away that evening, Sumner felt that the battle of his own life was endedwith quaint humor and sinewy sententiousness. Sumner's personal intercourse with the late Presidents A. Dana, then an editor in Chicago, wrote to Sumner that it was advisable to keep with the Preside[134 more...]<