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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)
no were Carpenter, Ferry (Conn.), Logan, Morrill (Maine), Schurz, Trumbull, and the Democratic senators. which attached his civil-rights measman, while Schurz was refused any place on the committee, although Trumbull and Sumner asked that he should serve on it. The committee, chosenthree, only eleven of which were given by Republican senators, and Trumbull nineteen. The Senate refused the request of Stevenson, the only D in case he was again selected as candidate. A month or two later Trumbull took the same position. The New York Tribune, with Horace Greeleyissouri. Sumner, while in relations of confidence with Schurz and Trumbull, kept himself in reserve, avowing his opposition to the President'; but to sober-thinking people his candidacy seemed preposterous. Trumbull had many points in his favor as an able statesman; but unfortunateing in the editorial department (Mr. Curtis's) Sumner, Schurz, and Trumbull with fairness, went beyond the limits of decency in its pictorial
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)
h eminent Frenchmen,—topics which were altogether agreeable to him. Some brought their wives and daughters, to whom, while he took them through his house, he explained the treasures of book and manuscript which he had brought home. His good nature and attractive ways at such times are well remembered by visitors of both sexes. Once, and perhaps only once, and that was in March, he had friends to dine with him; and the same month he was present at a dinner given by Mr. Fenton in honor of Mr. Trumbull, who had just finished his service in the Senate. He wrote to Longfellow, January 27, of Mr. and Mrs. Agassiz, who had been in Washington just before:— I hope their visit has been pleasant. It added much to my happiness, although I could see them only in arm-chair and dressing-gown. I wish I could be as cheerful about my case as he is. He wrote to Wendell Phillips, February 9— Is it true that you are to lecture here next Friday? Then come direct from the station to m<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, chapter 19 (search)
arch, 1871, is here given. Messrs. Patterson, Schurz, and Casserly were members of the committee on foreign relations at that time. Messrs. Casserly, Thurman, and Bayard were his political opponents; and with some of the others, for instance Mr. Trumbull, he had at times strong antagonisms on public questions. But whatever their differences, political or personal, they have cheerfully borne their emphatic testimony to the remarkable fidelity of their deceased colleague. Ex-Senator Patterso he was dilatory in pressing them upon the attention of the Senate. To the very last he seemed to me especially ambitious not to shirk his senatorial labors. I was also frequently at his room, and there always found him a hard worker. Ex-Senator Trumbull of Illinois writes, Jan. 25, 1878 :-- I am amazed that there should be any controversy as to the fidelity with which the late Mr. Sumner performed his duties as chairman of the committee on foreign relations. During the eighteen year
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