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George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 152 152 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 82 82 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 68 68 Browse Search
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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 50 50 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 44 44 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 41 41 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 38 38 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 33 33 Browse Search
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60. There are touches of Boston in 1860 in the Life, Letters, and Journals of Ticknor, vol. i. pp. 315, 316. The population of the city grew between 1845 and 1850 from 115,000 to 137,000, and five years later exceeded 160,000. Its territory was still confined to the peninsula,—Charlestown, Roxbury, and Dorchester being as ypp. 217, 218, 265, 272, 285, 286, 446. When their representative in Congress, separating himself from his Northern associates, voted for the Fugitive Slave law in 1850, he suffered no reproach or loss of support from the mass of his party in the city; and the willing agents in its execution lost no favor, social or political. Lo battlefields of the Civil War. Children were then taught dancing by the elder Papanti, as now by his son; and his hall, now resorted to only by youths, was before 1850 often the scene of assemblies where one might see the wit, beauty, and fashion of the town. The household life of Boston at this time was most attractive. Trav
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
st in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. In the midst of the applause and criticism de this lecture in his two volumes published in 1850, and used it again in the winter of 1850-51 at 1850-51 at different places in the State,—as at Newton, Stoughton, Greenfield, and Deerfield. As showing thich Sumner was interested during the years 1845-1850, was the peaceful settlement; of the Oregon queded by white children. During the years 1846-1850 Sumner contributed a large number of articles twford came to the country in the winter of 1849-1850, and passed some time at Richmond and Washingtoions with society in Boston in the period 1846– 1850, as will be explained elsewhere, but his visitset again. When Sumner, in the early part of 1850, deprecated Hillard's opposition in the Legislaze which he had himself taken as a student. In 1850 He served as one of the trustees of the State Ln,—with Frederika Bremer in the winter of 1849– 1850, See Miss Bremer's Homes of the New World. w[8
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. During the period 1825-1850 there was an earnest contention in this country on prison discipline, between the partisans of the separate or Pennsylvania system—which enforced the absolute separation of convicts from one another by day as well as at night—and those of the congregate or Auburn system, which, while requiring solitary confinement at night, allowed the convicts, under restrictions, to work side by side, and during religious exercises to sit together. The comparative advantages of the two systems in promoting the prisoner's reformation, keeping him in good physical and mental condition, and giving him useful industrial training, were contested points. The separate system, first tried in Pennsylvania, drew the attention of European philanthropists and publicists, and their reports after personal inspection were uniformly in its favor. Among the visitors were Beaumont and Tocqueville in 1831, an
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 32: the annexation of Texas.—the Mexican War.—Winthrop and Sumner.—1845-1847. (search)
loose from a relation which compromised his manhood. This social exclusion of others than Sumner came mostly later,—in 1850-1852,— when the conservative feeling in Boston was intense in favor of Mr. Webster and in support of the Compromise measures of 1850. It is referred to in Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 128, 129, 177. Naturally, Sumner felt keenly this social restriction. He had been a favorite in society, and had a genuine relish for the taste, luxury, and refined conver. Longfellow's Life, vol. II. p. 101. justified his vote in a formal statement two years later. A Letter to a Friend, 1850, pp. 12, 13. When Winthrop was a candidate for re-election in December, 1849, the Free Soil members, then increased to nin Whig, October 7. A brilliant light went out. He was as a senator a sympathetic spectator of the surrender of the North in 1850, accepted during that period a place in Fillmore's reactionary Cabinet, and ten years later was the foremost compromiser w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 33: the national election of 1848.—the Free Soil Party.— 1848-1849. (search)
he articles bearing the ear-marks of another than the editor) made every effort to give the controversy a personal direction, habitually naming the leading offenders, —Adams, Sumner, Allen, Wilson, Palfrey, Keyes, and Bird. The Webster Whigs in 1850 became very bitter against Schouler because, his original and better instincts now prevailing over his political connections, he refused to support Webster's compromise course; and in consequence he was obliged to leave the Atlas in the spring of anew except on the Free Soil platform. Our friends feel happy at the result. we shall form the opposition to Taylor's administration, and secure, as we believe, the triumph of our principles in 1852. You know that there will be a new census in 1850, and a new apportionment of the representatives and electors, securing [to the North] a large preponderance of power. This will count for us. In Massachusetts the contest has been earnest, active, persevering beyond any other in our history. Her
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. The discovery of gold mines in California contemporaneously with the cession of that ten either side. The contest was renewed in the next Congress,—1849-1850. It began with the debate on the election of Speaker in December, a In Mississippi, Governor Quitman's inaugural message, in January. 1850, was an harangue for disunion. They seemed to be sincere in this aggthis was the last effort to save Sims. In the session of Congress 1850-1851 the partisans of the Compromise measures—mostly members from sltical equivalents. This review of Webster's course on slavery in 1850-1852, which has been generally left in the background by his eulogisle were in numbers and resources relatively stronger in 1860 than in 1850, on the other hand the pro-slavery party had during the intervening ginning. The South was united and prepared in 1860 as it was not in 1850, and the government was at the outset in the means of resistance wea<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
achusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. ZZZr. Webster's speech of March 7 was receieral disapproval, Boston Atlas, March 9, 13, 14, 1850; Courier, March 11. and by the people of Massachusetoved the Compromise when offered by Clay, and during 1850 and 1851 defended it in elaborate articles, urging pnstrations against the Compromise. In the autumn of 1850 a large meeting was held in Faneuil Hall to protect int of radicalism in his character. It was not till 1850, in the heat of the Webster controversy, that he wase conservative and compromising Whigs; and in march, 1850, he went heartily into the Webster movement. He sigusetts made their protest against the Compromise of 1850 from the beginning. They resisted it until it was crievance of both minority parties. They profited in 1850 by the advantage that in this particular election—whe people of Massachusetts; and after the election in 1850 he suggested as the justification of the union of th<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 36: first session in Congress.—welcome to Kossuth.—public lands in the West.—the Fugitive Slave Law.—1851-1852. (search)
by his severe labors in support of the Compromise of 1850. He was in the Senate for the last time on the day two great political parties, that the Compromise of 1850 had settled the question of slavery finally,—assertiention at the time; and next he passed to the Act of 1850, of which he thus spoke:— At last, in 1850, we1850, we have another Act, passed by both Houses of Congress, and approved by the President, familiarly known as the Fhad the power, he maintained further that the Act of 1850 conflicted not only with fundamental principles of lng; read extracts from his speech in Faneuil Hall in 1850 (extracts which Mr. hale wittily said in reply were nd the degradation of American politics in the years 1850-1854. In the popular interest it excited, the sper, in 1847, and with Webster's on the Compromise, in 1850. Among the various editions was one from the offin his speech in the Senate against the Compromise of 1850. Robert Rantoul, Jr., insisted on the want of power
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)
synonymous terms to maintain the Compromise of 1850; and masses as well as leaders cordially accept0 was the natural sequence of the Compromise of 1850. The session was not a month old when a constition of the clause in the Territorial Acts of 1850, which left the decision as to slavery to the i the bill. He contended that the Compromise of 1850, which he had approved, was not intended to imp. His contention, also, that the Compromise of 1850 was not designed to tamper with that of 1820 cabeen debauched by Webster and the Compromise of 1850, so that it would now yield to any demands of to were original supporters of the Compromise of 1850, or afterwards joined in condemning the agitatihad been toned down by the Compromise policy of 1850, 1851, and 1852, were less responsive. The anting the best friends of the great Compromise of 1850 by his assault upon these clergymen. Even my mservative as well as radical, Compromise men of 1850 as well as Free Soilers of 1848, came into symp[18 more...]
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)
ned. Yet personal feelings are of little or no consequence in this outrage. It is a blow not merely at Massachusetts, a blow not merely at the name and fame of our common country; it is a blow at constitutional liberty all the world over,—it is a stab at the cause of universal freedom. At Cambridge, the addresses were made by Joel Parker, Theophilus Parsons, and Willard Phillips, three well known jurists; Sparks, the historian; Felton, Felton, who had been separated from Sumner since 1850, at a dinner on the day after hearing of the assault, proposed as a toast, The re-election of Charles Sumner. (Longfellow's Journal and Letters, vol. II. p. 280.) In his speech he stated his opposition to Sumner at the time of his election, and said that now if he had live hundred votes, every one should be given to send him back again. Longfellow, Beck, and Worcester, scholars; Buckingham, the veteran editor; and R. H. Dana, Jr., equally distinguished at the bar and in literature. At Co