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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 8: first years in Boston (search)
walk incognito down Broadway. The last important act of Mr. Sumner's public life was the elaborate argument by which he defeated the proposed annexation of Santo Domingo to the United States. This question presented itself during the first term of General Grant's administration. The proposal for annexation was made by the Prof annexation was defeated and abandoned, to the great regret of the commissioners and of the Dominicans themselves. I shall speak elsewhere of my visiting Santo Domingo in company with Dr. Howe. Our second visit there was made in the spring of the year 1874. I had gone one day to inspect a school high on the mountains of Samthis written message from my husband: Please come home at once. Our dear, noble Sumner is no more. The monthly steamer, at that time the only one that ran to Santo Domingo, had just brought the news, deplored by many, to my husband inexpressibly sad. In the winter of 1846-47 I one day heard Dr. Holmes speak of Agassiz, who had
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 16: visits to Santo Domingo (search)
Chapter 16: visits to Santo Domingo In the year 1872, Dr. Howe was appointed one of three como report upon the advisability of annexing Santo Domingo to the United States. The two other commimer upon which the commission embarked for Santo Domingo. Scarcely a week after her departure, a sor Samana Bay, and thence for the capital, Santo Domingo. Let me say in passing that it is quite i if Domingo were the name of a saint, but Santo Domingo really means Holy Sunday, and is so named ly became accustomed. The population of Santo Domingo is much mixed, and I could not see that thore delightful winter climate than that of Santo Domingo. Dr. Howe used sometimes to come to my stuf the longevity of the negro population of Santo Domingo we heard wonderful accounts. I myself, whosed my little congregation in the city of Santo Domingo. In the place last named I made the acqxpected for Dr. Howe, and he returned from Santo Domingo much improved in health. The seeds of dis[6 more...]
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
G. W., at the dance given by the Howes in Santo Domingo, 356. De Mesmekir, John, 4. Denison, Bitality, 39. Francois, a colored man in Santo Domingo, invites Mrs. Howe to hold religious serviy President Baez, 360; her second visit to Santo Domingo, 360; her difficulties in riding horsebacksits Crete: returns to Boston, 320; visits Santo Domingo to report on the advisibility of annexing it, 345; goes to Santo Domingo again, 347; gives a dance for the people, 355; goes to Santo DomingoSanto Domingo a third time, 360; hears of Sumner's death, 364; returns to Boston, 368; his death, 369; tributes c Review, 79. Paddock, Mary C., goes to Santo Domingo with the Howes, 347. Paley, William, hi Santa Maria Maggiore, church of, 125. Santo Domingo, annexation of, considered by a commissionamin F., commissioner on the annexation of Santo Domingo, 181, 345. Wadsworth, William, of Genesdrew D., commissioner on the annexation of Santo Domingo, 181, 345. White, Mrs. Andrew D., 346. [8 more...]