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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
; in short, I hardly like to tell you all I feel on the subject, lest you should think me not quite sincere. . . .you see I am as much disposed to make use of you as if your friendship and good nature knew no distinction of hemispheres. It is pleasant to feel that my interminable obligations to you can never appear in the light of a burthen, so delighted shall I be with the consciousness of carrying them about me for my whole existence. Boston, Dec. 31, 1842. my dear Morpeth,—The Liberty Bell is pealing its notes; and the tongue you supplied adds to the sound. But your most beautiful, true, and very cautious letter, See post, p. 238. while it has given much pleasure to the friends of the slave, has been made, by ingenious and Jesuitical glosses, to reflect upon their conduct and furnish a slur against them. I forward a paper containing some comments on your letter,—which, I regret to say, have been too generally approved by the generality of the people. I have promised to re
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
elf satisfied with some explanation which had been communicated to him; and the two Senators, for a considerable time afterwards, maintained agreeable personal relations with each other. In the early part of the year, Sumner stated the political relations of Slavery in the United States in a communication to the Boston Advertiser, which merits attention as marking with distinctness his matured views. Lord Morpeth had replied to a request from Mrs. Chapman for a contribution to The Liberty Bell, which was to be published at the Anti-slavery Fair in December, 1842, by a letter written at Castle Howard, Oct. 28, soon after his return home,—declining, on account of his foreign citizenship, to engage as a partisan in the discussion of what was an American question. The Advertiser Dec. 26, 1842. undertook to apply the principle of the letter to citizens of Massachusetts and other Free States, who were, as it contended, excluded equally with foreigners from engaging in the Anti-slaver
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
dressed for the day and was in his library, when he was seized with a weakness which in twenty minutes closed in death. His fortune is one of the largest ever left by a lawyer in our part of the world. It is said to be three hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. At last, the Historical Society propose to publish a volume of Transactions. Your article Memoirs of the Pilgrims at Leyden. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Vol. XXXIX. pp. 42-74. will appear. Dr. Bell, the head of the McLean Asylum for the Insane, goes to Europe, at the request of the Committee in Providence, who are about to establish an asylum there. I think you may promote his views; and I have accordingly asked him to call on you. He has the confidence of the best people here, and is reputed to have peculiar skill in the treatment of the insane. I lead a very quiet life this winter, avoiding assemblies of people. Last week I dined out twice,—once with Mr. Webster, to enjoy a tur
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
a bust of President Quincy, at the request of the students of Harvard College. We hope to give him an order for a full-length statue of the President, to be placed in the College Library. I have given Dr. Ray a letter to you. He is the author of a work on The Law of Insanity, which has done more for a correct understanding of this subject than all other works. He has revolutionized the law on the subject. His work was cited in the trial of McNaughten in England. He goes abroad, like Dr. Bell, to observe the Lunatic Asylums, previous to taking charge of that which is to be built in Rhode Island. Felton has lost his wife,—a woman of rare self-forgetfulness and simplicity of character. All well but Hillard, whose exquisite soul frets its feeble body. Ever thine, Chas. To Dr. Francis Lieber. Boston, June 3, 1845. dear Lieber,—We have your dear wife and the three boys among us. I am glad to see them, and have already enjoyed two pleasant drives with her,—one in order<
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
the climate seems very healthy, and the weather is superb. Of course I want to get off as soon as possible, but I am quite contented to take things as they come. They however remained at Ship Island only about ten days, and were then transferred to New Orleans, where Captain Hooper was assigned to duties in more immediate connection with Headquarters. On December 28th he writes:— On Christmas day I received an order appointing me to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Major Bell, the President of the Sequestration Commission, (who went home with General Butler,) which separates me at once from the Adjutant-General's office, and gives me an office of my own, and the partial control of an interesting and to me wonderful institution. . . . . It is far from being an unimportant thing in this vicinity, and I find my hands as full of business, and my thinking powers taxed quite as much as I care to have them. In fact, my only anxiety now is lest I should not prove equa
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1858. (search)
earnest and candid discussions of slavery. He tells with fidelity what he sees of it. His theory is that of necessary evil for the present. He desires its speedy end, but finds many excuses and palliating circumstances for slaveholders, and insurmountable difficulties at present in its removal. Meanwhile he can never forget the immense injustice on which the system rests. Politics he reviews quite as earnestly, it being the year of the Presidential election. His favorite candidates were Bell and Everett, but he would have voted for Mr. Seward, had he been the Republican nominee. In the spring of 1860, he attacked Blackstone again, though not very earnestly, and found no book more interesting. But lighter reading, as of favorite novels, like The Virginians, was better suited to the approaching summer; and out-door pleasures made him, he says, dwindle in mind and grow fat in body. As his engagement approached an end, he sighed for Northern air and a more ambitious career. In
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
moir, II. 1-11. Batchelder, Jacob, II. 1. Batchelder, Mary W., II. 1. Batcheler, Samuel, II. 427. Bates, J., II. 207. Bates, J. N., Dr., I. 185. Bean, Richard, II. 451. Beauregard, G. T., Maj.-Gen. (Rebel service), II. 271. Bell, John, I. 418. Bell, Joseph, Maj., I. 195. Bigelow, G. T, Judge, I. 85. Bigelow, H. G., Lieut., I. 444. Bigelow, H. J., Dr., I. 134. Bigelow, John, Capt., II., 235, 236. Billings, Dr., II. 407, 408;. Birney, D., Lieut., II. 42Bell, Joseph, Maj., I. 195. Bigelow, G. T, Judge, I. 85. Bigelow, H. G., Lieut., I. 444. Bigelow, H. J., Dr., I. 134. Bigelow, John, Capt., II., 235, 236. Billings, Dr., II. 407, 408;. Birney, D., Lieut., II. 424. Birney, D. B., Maj.-Gen., II. 98, 419;, 420, 424. Birney, Fitzhugh, Capt., Memoir, II. 415-424. Birney, J. G., II. 415, 424;. Birney, William, Brig.-Gen., II. 420, 424;. Blake, C. F., II. 105. Blenker, Louis, Maj.-Gen., I. 111. Blight, Atherton, I. 311. Bliss, Capt., I. 146. Boardman, Mr., I. 336. Bodisco, M. de. I. 356. Bond, G. W., II. 12. Bond, H. M., Lieut., Memoir, II. 12-20. Bond, Sophia, A. M., II. 12. Bond, William, II. 12, 13;,14, 15. Bo
27, 1816 Occupied for a recruiting office, Aug., 1862 Churches Old South, outside repaired and painted, Dec., 1867 Society, religious services closed after the fire, Nov. 9, 1872 New Dartmouth st., completed and dedicated, 1875 Bell removed to Dartmouth street house, May 17, 1876 Park street, Congregational, completed and dedicated, May 1, 1809 Paris street and Decatur, corner-stone laid, Nov. 11, 1850 Pine street and Washington, corner-stone laid, June 20, 1827 C George P. Sanger, chosen, Sep. 14, 1853 District Attorney George W. Cooley, chosen, Sep. 11, 1854 George P. Sanger again chosen, Nov. 26, 1861 John Wilder May, elected, Nov. 3, 1868 Oliver Stevens, elected, Jan. 1, 1875 Diving Bell used in the harbor by Edw. Bendall, July 23, 1642 One on exhibition in State street, Sep. 26, 1810 Two men killed with one at Long Wharf, Sep. 26, 1832 Competition race in the harbor under water, July 4, 1868 Dock Town, the cove
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Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4, 1862 14, 1; 15, 1, 3, 4; 19, 2 Barth, B.: Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 20-July 4, 1863 36, 2 Beard, Oliver T.: Savannah and Wright Rivers, S. C., Feb. 6, 1862 135-B, 5, 6 Beauregard, G. T.: Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861 3, 2 Charleston, S. C. 131, 1 Corinth, Miss., to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. 12, 5 Morris Island, S. C., July 10-Sept. 7, 1863 26, 2 Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862 14, 2 Views 121, 1-9; 122, 1-11 Bell, L.: Bethesda Church, Va., June 1-3, 1864 55, 5 North Anna River, Va., May 22-27, 1864 55, 4 Spotsylvania Court-House, Va., May 8-21, 1864 55, 2, 3 Totopotomoy River, Va., May 28-31, 1864 55, 5 Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 1864 55, 1 Benham, Henry W.: Chancellorsville Campaign, April 27-May 6, 1863 39, 2 Secessionville, S. C., June 16, 1862 23, 6, 7 Bennett, L. G.: Westport and Big Blue, Mo., Oct. 22-23, 1864 66, 3, 4 Bennett, Samuel A.:
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