Browsing named entities in Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4. You can also browse the collection for Robert C. Winthrop or search for Robert C. Winthrop in all documents.

Your search returned 16 results in 10 document sections:

Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
its abolition in all national territory, notably in contests with Webster and Winthrop,—in denouncing the Compromise measures of 1850, and especially the Fugitive Slthe support of the propositions he had offered and later rejected. Everett, Winthrop, and A. A. Lawrence, members of the Boston Union Committee, sat near Adams as verett approved the Crittenden Compromise in a letter to the author of it; but Winthrop's reply was guarded. Coleman's Life of J. J. Crittenden, pp. 238, 239. In thiregular delegates the State might be misrepresented by volunteers. Everett, Winthrop, and other members of the Union committee from Boston, then in Washington, wer, and Sumner's received with groans and hisses. A committee, of which Everett, Winthrop, and A. A. Lawrence were members, went to Washington to promote the adoption owho had presided at the national Republican convention, in an open letter to Mr. Winthrop urged the repeal. Governor Banks, yielding to the pressure, in a farewell m
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
hitherto characterized his New York audiences. One incident of this address was a contrast between the mission of the Mayflower bound for Plymouth and that of the first slave-ship bound for Jamestown, This contrast appears in an earlier address, September 18, 1860. Works, vol. v. pp, 276-279. with an exposure of the pretension that Virginia was ennobled in her origin by cavalier colonists. He spoke in certain towns in Massachusetts, and also in Hartford and New London, Conn., where Mr. Winthrop made an address for McClellan, and in Newark, N. J.; but he declined calls from other States. The spirit and tone of his speeches in the autumn are indicated in these extracts from his letters to F. W. Ballard:— October 25: If I speak, it will be to put the cause of liberty for our country and all mankind in a new light, so that the pettifoggers and compromisers shall be silenced. November 2:I had last night [at New London] the largest audience known here of voters—ladies exclud
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 51: reconstruction under Johnson's policy.—the fourteenth amendment to the constitution.—defeat of equal suffrage for the District of Columbia, and for Colorado, Nebraska, and Tennessee.—fundamental conditions.— proposed trial of Jefferson Davis.—the neutrality acts. —Stockton's claim as a senator.—tributes to public men. —consolidation of the statutes.—excessive labor.— address on Johnson's Policy.—his mother's death.—his marriage.—1865-1866. (search)
ional Globe, p. 4072. He resisted the resolution authorizing a contract with Vinnie Ream for a statue of Mr. Lincoln; but her fascinations with Western senators persuaded a majority to approve a commission, which ended in a caricature. He took this opportunity to dwell at some length on Art in the national Capitol, July 27, 1866. Works, vol. x. pp. 540-556. He commented on the statue, March 2, 1869; Congressional Globe, pp. 1782, 1784. and his remarks brought an approving note from Mr. Winthrop. He had taken a special interest in the metric system from the beginning of his public life, and had obtained rare publications concerning it from Europe through his brother George. At this session he explained it to the Senate at some length, reviewing its history, and carried bills and resolutions to bring it into favor. July 27. 1836; Works, vol. x. pp. 524-539. He brought the subject to the attention of the Senate, Feb. 6, 1854. Congressional Globe, p. 335; and Dec. 21, 1868, G
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 52: Tenure-of-office act.—equal suffrage in the District of Columbia, in new states, in territories, and in reconstructed states.—schools and homesteads for the Freedmen.—purchase of Alaska and of St. Thomas.—death of Sir Frederick Bruce.—Sumner on Fessenden and Edmunds.—the prophetic voices.—lecture tour in the West.—are we a nation?1866-1867. (search)
ton and buried elsewhere, a measure which he disapproved, Feb. 27, 1867 (Works, vol. XI. pp. 119, 120); the completion of the Atlantic cable, which drew from him a tribute to Cyrus W. Field, March 2, 1867 (Works, vol. XI. pp. 121-123), and a letter to a banquet committee, Nov. 14, 1866 (Ibid., pp. 40-41); George Peabody's munificent gift for education in the Southern States, for which he introduced a resolution of thanks, afterwards adopted by a vote of both houses,—both Mr. Peabody and Mr. Winthrop acknowledging gratefully his speech and action,—March 8, 1867 (Works, vol. XI. pp. 137-140). He moved the expulsion of Saulsbury, a senator, for appearing repeatedly in the Senate in a state of intoxication, but let the resolution lie on the table upon that senator's promising amendment. April 5, 1867, Congressional Globe, p. 825; Boston Journal, April 6; New York Independent, April 25. He received the thanks of temperance societies for this effort in behalf of sobriety and decency,—o<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 10 (search)
hip of pictures, books, and souvenirs which met his eye at every glance. He delighted to escort visitors, friends or strangers, through his rooms, pointing out his treasures, naming artist and period, reticent however as to cost and pedigree. If connoisseurs, they sympathized too much with his pride of possession to question the authenticity of any painting which was attributed to some famous Dutch or Italian artist. Among his callers to whom he showed his treasures were Dr. Holmes and Mr. Winthrop; but the larger number were undistinguished or quite young persons, who will ever recall his kindly welcome and his enthusiasm as he passed from one picture or old book or autograph to another. A few friends occupied his guest chamber,—Dr. Palfrey, E. L. Pierce, Dr. S. G. Howe, G. W. Greene, J. B. Smith, and M. Milmore,—while Emerson, Whittier, Agassiz, Bemis, G. W. Curtis, and James A. Hamilton received invitations which they were unable to accept. To Whittier he wrote: It will be a
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 54: President Grant's cabinet.—A. T. Stewart's disability.—Mr. Fish, Secretary of State.—Motley, minister to England.—the Alabama claims.—the Johnson-Clarendon convention.— the senator's speech: its reception in this country and in England.—the British proclamation of belligerency.— national claims.—instructions to Motley.—consultations with Fish.—political address in the autumn.— lecture on caste.—1869. (search)
n the letter of Fish to Motley, Sept. 25, 1869. England must know our grievances before any demand can be presented. When this is comprehended, a settlement will be easy. Sumner came home from Washington shortly after the middle of June, in time to follow his old friend, Richard Fletcher, to his grave at Mt. Auburn. During the recess of Congress, he was several times with the Saturday Club. At the end of August he was glad to welcome Longfellow home from Europe. Late in the autumn Mr. Winthrop invited him to meet at his house Pere Hyacinthe, but he was unable to accept. In August he was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. L. Pruyn, at Albany, Sumner's acquaintance with Mr. Pruyn began when the latter (a Democrat) was a member of the House of Representatives. and there dined with Mrs. Pruyn's father, Judge Amasa Parker. Thence he went to Henry Winthrop Sargent's, at Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, where he amused himself with studying his classmate's experiments in horticulture. Next
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
his slanderer, it was in strict self-defence, and in the tone of sorrow, not of anger. Fish, on the other hand, even after Sumner's death, accused him of gross neglect of official duty in the non-reporting of treaties; and when the accusation was disproved by the opening of the secret records of the Senate, he never withdrew his libel, or explained how he came to utter it. Sumner in his day, like all public men of strong natures dealing with vital questions, had his controversies, as with Winthrop, Adams, Seward, Fessenden, Trumbull, Edmunds; but they were all honorable men, and they respected the grave. The new Congress (the Forty-second) met March 4, immediately on the expiration of the preceding one, and continued its session till May 27. The Republican caucus for arranging the committees met on the morning of March 9. The chairman, Anthony, appointed as the committee to present a list Sherman, Morrill of Vermont, Howe, Nye, and Pool. Anthony was friendly to Sumner, and if
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
. It was like a dinner at some Old Man's Home or Hotel des Invalides. Emerson sat next to me. He was emphatic in his praise of you. Such elegant and easy hospitality; such a worker; such agreeable company; and so on to the end of the chapter. Emerson had been entertained by Sumner in Washington. On reaching home he at once, as was his custom at this season, sought Longfellow at Nahant, where he found as a guest his old companion George W. Greene. One day he drove from the city to Mr. Winthrop's at Brookline. Another day he entertained R. Schleiden, who was on a visit to this country. Sumner overworked himself at this session, as indeed he was almost always doing. In addition to the controversies in the Senate, which taxed severely his nervous system, he was engaged in the preparation of notes to his Works, of which four volumes had been issued and three more printed; and he was beginning to prepare the eighth and ninth. Twelve or fifteen hours a day were thus given to sed
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 58: the battle-flag resolution.—the censure by the Massachusetts Legislature.—the return of the angina pectoris. —absence from the senate.—proofs of popular favor.— last meetings with friends and constituents.—the Virginius case.—European friends recalled.—1872-1873. (search)
for then a widespread sympathy, and helped the reign of justice on earth. Many of his fellow-citizens then saw him for the last time. An incident of the autumn was his election as a member of the Massachusetts historical Society, of which Mr. Winthrop was president, where he took the vacant place of the late James Savage. This is an honor always much coveted in Boston, and would have come to him thirty years earlier if he had kept in harmony with the conservative sentiments of the city. Dhis friend and publisher, he had long enjoyed most agreeable relations. J. T. Fields's Biographical Notes and Personal Sketches, p. 197. He was obliged by other engagements to decline invitations to dine at Mr. Martin Brimmer's, and also at Mr. Winthrop's. In the late autumn he dined occasionally at Mr. Hooper's. One habit of Sumner may be worth noting. Reaching, on his way to Mr. Hooper's, the gate of the Public Garden, at the head of Commonwealth Avenue, he always turned about to look
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 59: cordiality of senators.—last appeal for the Civil-rights bill. —death of Agassiz.—guest of the New England Society in New York.—the nomination of Caleb Cushing as chief-justice.—an appointment for the Boston custom-house.— the rescinding of the legislative censure.—last effort in debate.—last day in the senate.—illness, death, funeral, and memorial tributes.—Dec. 1, 1873March 11, 1874. (search)
emains were on The way from Washington, and listened to eulogies. There were gathered on the platform, as speakers or spectators, all that was most distinguished in the noble city for public spirit, philanthropy, scholarship, and eloquence. The address of R. H. Dana, Jr., and the letters of C. F. Adams and Henry Wilson, read at the meeting, were interesting in their personal estimates and reminiscences. Other speakers were A. H. Rice, N. P. Banks, William Gaston, and Rev. E. E. Hale. Mr. Winthrop paid a tribute at the meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society. The resolutions of the city government of Worcester were prepared by Governor Bullock; those passed at the town meeting in Quincy were drawn by Charles Francis Adams. That historic hall was the fitting place for the commemoration of one who had so often pleaded there for causes of humanity and patriotism. It deserves also a record that the African race in different parts of the country testified by formal action its