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done good service in preserving the details of national and local history, Its first centenary was commemorated Jan. 24, 1891, with an oration by T. W. Higginson, and addresses by Rev. George E. Ellis and Robert C. Winthrop; and the public exercises were followed by a reception at Mr. Winthrop's house. and its succession of presidents, distinguished by the names of Savage, Winthrop, and Ellis, are an assurance of genuine merit in investigation. Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, and Henry Wilson, the last an historian as well as Senator and Vice-President, were not admitted to the Society. Richard Hildreth's History of the United States did not bring him membership while he remained in Boston, but after his removal to New York he was made a corresponding member. Sumner was not chosen a member till a few weeks before his death. James Freeman Clarke's membership came late in his life, though his knowledge of history was always wide and accurate. All these were antislavery agita
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
nflict in Massachusetts, probably contributed by Henry Wilson.) Mr. Wilson reviewed this period in a speech inMr. Wilson reviewed this period in a speech in the Massachusetts Senate, Feb. 24, 1852 (Boston Common-wealth, March 1, 1852), and in a letter to L. V. Bell es Sumner, Stephen C. Phillips, John G. Palfrey, Henry Wilson, Charles Allen, Samuel and E. Rockwood Hoar (fatment which has already been noted again appeared. Wilson, afterwards Senator and Vice-President, carried thrsted of himself, Adams, Sumner, S. C. Phillips, and Wilson. The result was the purchase of a journal already 3, a meeting where Palfrey, Adams. S. C. Phillips, Wilson, and W. B. Spooner took counsel for maintaining theon Boston Common, at the close of his address to Henry Wilson's regiment as it was leaving for the seat of waresses and speeches, vol. i. pp. 630-647, 654-692. Wilson considered this a new policy and new departure. ( Rcrat, Cleveland, O., Aug. 15 and Dec. 25, 1847. Henry Wilson, in the Boston Whig, Aug. 18, 1847, advised Corw
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
egates from Massachusetts—Charles Allen and Henry Wilson—announced, amidst demonstrations of disfavok the favorable view of Webster at this time. Wilson and Allen voted for him in the convention at Pre were present Adams, S. C. Phillips, Sumner, Wilson, E. R. Hoar, E. L. Keyes, F. W. Bird, and Edwat them. Boston Whig, June 19 and 24. 1848. Wilson gave an account of this period, including 1845ion of Slavery. Works, vol. II. pp. 76-88. Wilson has described it as one of great thoroughness before or during the Civil War,—Sumner, Adams, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, E. R. Hoar, and Andrew. Am the leading offenders, —Adams, Sumner, Allen, Wilson, Palfrey, Keyes, and Bird. The Webster Whig nominated by the Whigs, would be elected. Henry Wilson, in a letter to the New York Tribune, Apriltead of a majority rule had then prevailed. Wilson, in the Emancipator and Republican, Oct. 30, 1849. Among the representatives chosen were Wilson, Boutwell, Banks, and Claflin; and among the sena[5 more.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
mmon epithet of Abolitionists, two separate classes,—the small number of sectaries, largely non-voters, who disowned the limitations of the Constitution, and the considerable political party which accepted its obligations; and this while speaking in presence of two senators then representing that party, Hale and Chase,—the latter second only to himself as a lawyer and statesman, and destined to the highest judicial office in the nation. In the Emancipator and Republican, June 27, 1850, Henry Wilson gave a full account of interviews with Webster from 1845 to 1848, in which he showed a favorable disposition towards the antislavery or Free Soil movement. The love of liberty traditional with the people of the State, and often lauded by himself, he now derided as fanaticism,— a local prejudice which it was the duty of good citizens to conquer. Webster's Works, vol. v. p. 432; Curtis's Life of Webster, vol. II. p. 438. The writer was present when Webster spoke from a carriage in <
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
ography of Dana, vol. i. p. 172. and Palfrey, Wilson, Adams, S. C. Phillips, Keyes, and Erastus Hop Emancipator and Republican, June 20, 1850. Wilson was its editor from January, 1849, to Decemberails of organization were carefully watched by Wilson, Keyes, Bird, and Alley, who conferred daily, staken, he addressed a letter, February 22, to Wilson, Works, vol. II. pp. 429, 430. Commonwealt embarrassment of his position, and offered to Wilson to join in the election of any other Free Soiler, naming Wilson himself as a satisfactory candidate; but Wilson at once repelled the suggestion. Wilson at once repelled the suggestion. Wilson, who did not foresee his own future, said, when he stated to the writer Cushing's propositi by Wilson, Thomas Russell, and Joseph Lyman. Wilson, interrupted by a cheer for Webster, retorted ready to recognize other men's worth, wrote to Wilson, the day after the election, a letter in whichuire a qualification of the general statement. Wilson, in 1855, formally invited him to join in the [17 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
ned Sumner with great respect and regard. (Henry Wilson's letter to Sumner, June 23, 1852.) He wroterty, now awakened by Kossuth's eloquence. Henry Wilson entered warmly into his mission. He was uno the pacific policy of our country. To Henry Wilson, April 29:— Seward has just come to m first words were, 6 What a magnificent speech Wilson made to Kossuth! I have read nothing for mont when the men were free. Sumner wrote to Henry Wilson, April 29:— I notice the attack on meonservative Whig, in a public speech, to which Wilson, the president, leaving the chair, replied thaecessity of frankly reporting them to him. Wilson wrote to him, June 29:— You must not letng letters, dated August 3 and 4, came from Henry Wilson and Theodore Parker, who had noted his failstimony, and will endear you to thousands. Wilson called the speech glorious, and said, How proueen a member of it. Many years afterwards, Wilson wrote in his history, Vol. II. p. 355. This[2 more.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
minated for governor. Among the speakers were Wilson, Mann, and Burlingame. On the platform, in a came within two hundred votes of an election, Wilson within one hundred, and Adams fell behind his umner regretted deeply the defeat of Adams and Wilson, who lost their election at the second trial. urge the importance of placing Mr. Adams and Mr. Wilson in Congress. All our candidates would do god, and J. G. Abbott; and among the latter were Wilson, Dana, Sumner, Burlingame, Charles Allen, Marcted by the convention, under the leadership of Wilson, Griswold, and Boutwell, by more than one hund canvass by means of addresses and pamphlets. Wilson, Boutwell, Burlingame, Dana, Hallett, and Grises, human and busied with common interests. Wilson, not usually enthusiastic in such matters, was) had 60,472 votes; Bishop (Democrat), 35,254; Wilson (Free Soiler), 29,545; and Wales (pro-slavery t steadfast in conviction. Saddest of all was Wilson, who enjoyed political position for its excite[17 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
were from John Jay, Jan. 16, 1854, and from Henry Wilson, January 18. C. F. Adams's letter, January y improved by the present state of things. Wilson, who had read Sumner's speech while engaged in be a public recognition of the services of Henry Wilson, who more than any one had encountered oblots object and disposed to make the most of it. Wilson was of the same opinion. Rev. Henry M. Dexter r, F. W. Bird, S. C. Phillips, C. F. Adams, Henry Wilson, R. W. Emerson, George F. Hoar, and Marcus lume of abuse falling as usual most heavily on Wilson. Advertiser, July 17, 20; August 2, 5, 8, 1ember 6, 8, 9. The Atlas (September 8) called Wilson the ambitious and unscrupulous leader of the Fvoting against their former political allies. Wilson, who was well advised as to the strength of thd, in the event of success, the election of Henry Wilson as Everett's successor in the Senate. Boacant seat in the Senate instead of opening to Wilson the way to it. In no other State except Delawa[7 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 39: the debate on Toucey's bill.—vindication of the antislavery enterprise.—first visit to the West.—defence of foreign-born citizens.—1854-1855. (search)
, and had conspired to bring it on. Pettit declaimed with his habitual vulgarity on the inferiority of the African race. Wilson made his first antislavery speech in the Senate; and being the first senator elected by the Know Nothings, his remarks atoper, now voted with Sumner, but Fish and Hamlin were still silent. Sumner had in this vote a new ally in his colleague, Wilson. Butler could not refrain from renewing to Sumner his old questions about constitutional obligations, and being baffled, then adjourned after a continuous session of thirteen hours. The writer was present in the gallery during the debate. Wilson beckoned to him from his seat shortly before speaking, and they conferred in the lobby as to the effect of his proposed sath to disturb. Two friends of the Massachusetts senators, F. W. Bird and H. L. Pierce, entered the Senate gallery while Wilson was speaking. They and the writer after the adjournment walked down the steps of the Capitol in company with Seward, who
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 40: outrages in Kansas.—speech on Kansas.—the Brooks assault.—1855-1856. (search)
k. To Theodore Parker, February 25:— Wilson has earned his senatorship. He has struck a h of the black and white races. This drew from Wilson the retort that such taunts were the emanation that day he communicated his apprehensions to Wilson, whom he advised to take precautions against ither expecting something of the sort, p. 1360. Wilson thereupon asked Burlingame and Colfax of the He treated his opponents in the Senate, calling Wilson a liar in open Senate a few days later. May reports of Drs. Wister and Jackson are found. Wilson, after conferring with Seward and other Republosition. He paid tributes to his colleague, Mr. Wilson,—to his readiness, courage, and power, and hn territories, of which Douglas was chairman. Wilson named him for the committee on foreign affairshanan had been an apologist for the assault. (Wilson's History, vol. II. p. 490: Sumner's Works, vd his deed brutal, murderous, and cowardly. Wilson wrote to Sumner, January 27:— A few mome[42 more.
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