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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)
Journal had supported the Compromise of 1850, while the Atlas opposed it, though subsequently acquiescing. The Advertiser's articles against the Nebraska bill were the most elaborate. The Courier's opposition was from first to last only perfunctory. The Free Soilers were the first to realize the exigency, and the earliest to organize formal protests. Having first sought, without success, to have Mr. Abbott Lawrence and Whig members of the Legislature take the lead, Commonwealth, February 14. they called a State convention to meet at Faneuil Hall February 16; but though open to all, only Free Soilers took part in its proceedings. The speakers were Wilson, Burlingame, and Theodore Parker. A letter from Sumner was read. The mention of his name, according to the report, was greeted with deafening applause. Wilson, referring to Everett's unsatisfactory speech, said that Massachusetts had not yet spoken in the Senate, but that Sumner would utter her voice. Mr. Adams, who had
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)
as a reality, it seems to be like a question before a debating club. I first learned from the New York papers that my colleague is to take the floor on it. Wilson, February 12. At last Banks is elected. I was present when he was conducted to his chair. It was a proud historic moment. For the first time during years there seems to be a North. I fancied I saw the star glittering over his head. His appearance, voice, and manner were in admirable harmony with the occasion. Again, February 14:— I think Seward has made a grievous mistake by his Central American speech. He has given a new argument to those who say that he leaps upon every hobby without regard to principle. I have felt very sore towards Banks for not putting Giddings at the lead of the territorial committee. His name there would have been a proclamation to the whole country, North and South, that on slavery in the Territories we are in earnest. There is much private and public gnashing of teeth over the