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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
g in it,—this being the favorite rule of Democratic national conventions; and in this vote Caleb Cushing, a member of the House, concurred. A vote by yeas and nays on written ballots resulted in fifty-eight for Sumner and twenty-seven against him; and his nomination was then ratified, with only five dissenting votes, The detailed account of the proceedings will be found in Wilson's two statements, published in the Commonwealth, January 30 and February 18, the Commonwealth's article of February 10, and a Democratic narrative, prepared by James S. Whitney of Conway, or Whiting Griswold of Greenfield, both of whom voted for Sumner. and with no signs of persevering opposition from any quarter. His election now seemed assured. George S. Boutwell, Democrat, was chosen governor, and the other State offices were filled as had been arranged. At this point, however, some Democratic members, led by Cushing, met in caucus and decided not to support Sumner on account of his antislavery pos
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)
the carriage of passengers. The amendment passed by only one majority, several of the Republican senators—Anthony, Howe, and Lane among them—voting against it. Feb. 27, 1863. Congressional Globe, p. 1328. It was concurred in by the House, and became part of the Act of March 3, 1863. At the session now under review, he carried the same amendment to two charters, succeeding after spirited contests by a small majority in each case,—defeated at one stage and prevailing at a later one. Feb. 10, 25, March 16, 17, June 21, 1864; Works, vol. VIII. pp. 103-117. The amendment was rejected, June 21, by fourteen to sixteen,—Foster, Grimes, Sherman, and Trumbull voting nay; but moved again by Sumner on the same day, it passed by a vote of seventeen to sixteen. The opposition of Saulsbury, Powell, and Willey abounded in ribaldry. Republican senators—Trumbull, Sherman, Doolittle, and Grimes, as well as Reverdy Johnson—contended that an express prohibition was superfluous, as the exc
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)
the morning of the day when the vote was taken, a brief and confidential note, expressing the earnest hope that the amendment would not be defeated by his vote. The result was a disappointment in political quarters, and Sumner was held responsible for it. Stevens said in the House that the amendment had been slaughtered by a puerile and pedantic criticism, and by the united forces of self-righteous Republicans and unrighteous copperheads. The Boston Advertiser, February 27 and March 9, 10, 12, disapproved Sumner's opposition to the amendment. Sumner replied in its columns to its article of March 12 (Works, vol. x. pp. 375, 376). C. E. Norton in the New England Publication Society's paper, March 16, also took exception to the senator's course. There was a feeling among Republicans that the party would lose prestige with the people unless it carried through Congress some constitutional amendment concerning representation, and that it would enter at a disadvantage into a contest
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 55: Fessenden's death.—the public debt.—reduction of postage.— Mrs. Lincoln's pension.—end of reconstruction.—race discriminations in naturalization.—the Chinese.—the senator's record.—the Cuban Civil War.—annexation of San Domingo.—the treaties.—their use of the navy.—interview with the presedent.—opposition to the annexation; its defeat.—Mr. Fish.—removal of Motley.—lecture on Franco-Prussian War.—1869-1870. (search)
rst advocated and maintained with repetition, early and late, the necessity of giving to the colored people of the Southern States the right to vote as the basis of reconstruction, and was justified in stating that he was the first to propose it. He added: In my judgment it would be just as well for George Washington to defend himself against the charge of disloyalty to the American colonies, for whom he was fighting, as for the honorable senator to defend his record on this question. February 10, Congressional Globe, p. 1181; ante, p. 318. Sumner spoke briefly on the Georgia bill, maintaining the necessity and validity of the fundamental conditions as justified by necessity, essential equity, and the guaranty provision of the Constitution, and protesting against the technicalities and State-rights assumptions set up against them. Carpenter made an elaborate reply to Sumner, Morton, and Edmunds. He thought Sumner a vaulting logician, and asked him to descend from his tripod,
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 16: the Tribune and Fourierism. (search)
t will there be in this city next winter fewer objects of charity than there are now? And let me tell you, sir, if you do not know it already, that the advocates of association, in proportion to their number, and their means, are, at least, as active and as ready in feeding the hungry and clothing the naked, as any class in the community. Make the examinations as close as you please, bring it as near home as you like, and you will find the fact to be as I have asserted. H. J. Raymond. Feb. 10th. You overlook one main objection. Association aims, not merely to re-organize Labor, but to revolutionize Society, to change radically Laws, Government, Manners and Religion. It pretends to be a new Social Science, discovered by Fourier. In our next article we shall show what its principles are, and point out their inevitable tendency. Horace Greeley. Feb. 17th. Do so. Meanwhile let me remind you, that there is need of a new Social System, when the old one works so villanously and w
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 9: in the house of labor 1896-1897; aet. 77-78 (search)
f those waves of inspiration which come sometimes. The angel has certainly troubled the pool and we can go to it for healing. Returning home, I wrote some lines about my sister Annie's picture. I had in church a momentary glimpse of the meaning of Christ's saying, I am the vine and ye are the branches. I felt how the source of our spiritual love is in the heavenly fatherhood, and how departing from our sense of this we become empty and barren. It was a moment of great comfort .... February 10. .. Gulesian last evening said that the Armenians want me to go to England, as a leader in advocacy of their cause. The thought brought me a new feeling of energy and enthusiasm. I think I must first help the cause in Washington, D. C. February 26. Hearing at State House on Suffrage. Worked at it [her address] somewhat in the early morning. Was tolerably successful in making my points. Was rather disappointed because no one applauded me. Considered that this was a lesson that we m
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 12: Stepping westward 1901-1902; aet. 82-83 (search)
red to pay her doctor's bill. This being presented in due time, he disclaimed all responsibility in the affair; and when reminded of his offer, exclaimed, Oh, that was a bust of feeling! On January 31, she was in distress of mind all day lest Maud should absolutely refuse to let me give my lecture at Phillips Church this evening. Later she writes: Maud was very kind and did nothing to hinder my going to South Boston. She went and enjoyed the evening, but was not so well after it. February 10. A Sunday at home; unable to venture out. Wesselhoeft, Jr., called, left medicine, and forbade my going out before the cough has ceased. Have read in Cheyne's Jewish religious life after the Exile, finding the places of reference in the Bible. Afterwards read in L'aiglon, which is very interesting but not praiseworthy, as it endeavors to recall the false glory of Napoleon. February 18. Have been out, first time since February 3, when I went to church and was physically the worse for
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–––––––––––––––1,381 The 5th Cavalry, the only regiment of colored cavalry organized in Massachusetts, was recruited in the autumn and winter of 1863 and 1864, and in three battalions left the State from May 5 to 8, 1864. The 1st Battalion, comprising Cos. A, mustered Jan. 9, 1864, and B, C and D, mustered January 29, in command of Maj. Horace N. Weld, reached Washington May 7, and on the 13th, serving as infantry, joined the brigade of colored troops at Camp Casey. Cos. E, mustered February 10, F, February 23, G and H, mustered in March, formed the 2d Battalion, commanded by Maj. Z. B. Adams; and with the 3d Battalion comprising Cos. I, mustered March 26, K and L, mustered in April, and M, on May 5, joined the 1st Battalion, at Camp Casey before the 14th of May. On the 16th the regiment was assigned to the 3d Division, 18th Army Corps, and, equipped as infantry, was stationed at City Point, Va., serving in detachments, in reconnoitring expeditions and pi
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Fortieth regiment Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Army of the Potomac in the pursuit of Lee's Army into Virginia. It was ordered, August 6, to Folly Island, S. C., and served in the trenches at Fort Wagner until the evacuation by the Confederates. In November, Colonel Porter having resigned, Capt. Guy V. Henry, a graduate of West Point, was appointed colonel, and took command of the regiment November 10. Equipped as mounted infantry at Hilton Head in January, 1864, it moved, February 4, to Jacksonville, Fla.; engaged at Barber's Ford February 10, and at Olustee on the 20th. A detachment of the regiment under Captain Marshall met with loss also at Gainesville February 15. Unmounted, the regiment joined General Butler's forces March 28, at Gloucester Point, Va., and shared in the engagements at Arrowfield Church and Drewry's Bluff. Becoming part of the 18th Corps, it joined the Army of the Potomac at Cold Harbor June 1, and went at once into action, suffering loss, engaging again actively on the 3d. It reached Petersburg June 1
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