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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 18: Stratford-on-avon.—Warwick.—London.—Characters of judges and lawyers.—authors.—society.—January, 1839, to March, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
most elevated character. Cresswell Cresswell Cresswell, 1793-1863. He was called to the bar in 1819; became leader of the Northern Circuit; was a reporter, in association with Richard V. Barnewall, of cases in the King's Bench; represented Liverpool in Parliament; and was appointed a judge of the Common Pleas in 1842. Sumner dined with him at Fleming House, Old Brompton. is a very quiet and agreeable person, and is M. P. for Liverpool. He is a Tory; and is exclusively a lawyer, with verLiverpool. He is a Tory; and is exclusively a lawyer, with very little interest in literature. His dinners have been among the handsomest that I have seen. Kelly has a very large business . . . J. Jervis John Jervis, 1802-1856. He was a reporter of cases in the Exchequer, and an author of books on Coroners, and Pleading; represented Chester in Parliament; became Attorney-General in 1846; and Chief-Justice of the Common Pleas in 1850. is a good friend of mine, and the leader of the North Wales Circuit. He is an M. P., and inclines to ultra-Liberal
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)
d Brougham, who was at the time absent. On his last day in London, he dined with Hallam. Among the many expressions of regret at parting with him, and of interest in his welfare, were the following:— James S. Wortley wrote, April 3, from Liverpool, where he was then attending the Northern Circuit:— The members of our Circuit all join with me in regretting that they have missed you, and in wishing you every happiness and prosperity upon your return to your own land. I shall always ed from Europe more than ever a doctrinaire. Letters. To George S. Hillard, Boston. London, March 18, 1840. dear Hillard,—Which will reach you first, this scrawl or the writer? This will go by the South American which sails from Liverpool the nineteenth. I am booked for the Mediator which sails from London the twenty-sixth, from Portsmouth the twenty-ninth: it is at the latter place that I embark. London is more mighty, magnificent, and fascinating than ever. I use strong wor<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
dent's election by a direct vote of the people; and abolishing the office of Vice-President. Early in August, 1841, Sir Charles Lyell arrived by steamer from Liverpool,—the first of his two visits to the United States; and Sumner had pleasant associations with him during his visits to Boston, driving him and his wife to the subters came from Sir Charles R. Vaughan; H. Bellenden Ker; Henry Reeve; Abraham Hayward; Alexander Cochrane; Thomas Brown; Mrs. Anne B. Montagu; Edward Rushton, of Liverpool; Edward Dowling, Mr. Dowling went in 1840 to Canada, as legal adviser of the Governor-General, and died there in 1844. and others. Thomas Falconer, who visitet and its pictures Wood-cuts of General W. H. Harrison, and of a log-cabin and cider barrels. will go by the Acadia, which sails to-morrow from this port for Liverpool. What can I write that will not be utterly dull to you of London? If you still persevere in your intention of giving an article on American eloquence, Mr. H
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)
ty orator, Fletcher Webster, expressed sentiments the reverse of those which his predecessor had inculcated. A few copies of the oration reached England about the first of December. One of them fell into the hands of Mr. Richard Rathbone, of Liverpool, at whose instance the Peace Society of that city published, late in the following January, an abridgment prepared by him. Seven thousand copies of this edition were printed; of which this Society distributed two thousand, the London Peace Sociure and strong praise. I see, by the papers this morning, there is a pamphlet against it, and newspapers arrive with articles. I hardly hope for your concurrence, though I think you will agree in much that I have said. To Richard Rathbone, Liverpool. Boston, Feb. 28, 1846. my dear Sir,—I have been touched more than I can tell by your kind appreciation of my oration delivered on the Fourth of July, and feel proud that you and your associates thought it worthy of circulation in England.