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romised, in eighty years there would not be a gentleman left in the country. Richard Henry Dana, A Biography, by Charles Francis Adams, vol. i. p. 71. The Boston men of that day revealed their inner thought to foreigners more than to their ownto guide it, by the ethical spirit. At a dinner for Morpeth at Abbott Lawrence's, Judge Story talked high conservatism. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. p. 30. Thackeray, whose visit was a few years later, found a vast amount of toryism and donconcerned,—the former wanting in courage, and the latter exhibiting a partisan zeal in supporting the Fugitive Slave Act. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 186, 196. The representative newspaper was the Daily Advertiser, long directed by a pubife of Ticknor, vol. II. p. 235. The social exclusion practised by Ticknor on Sumner and antislavery men is mentioned in Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 128. 176, 177. It will be seen that Judge William Kent, though as ill-affected toward
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)
esting were the details, so just the reflections, so noble the spirit, and so happy its adaptation. It is alike honorable to the heart and head of its author. C. F. Adams wrote a notice of the address for his paper, The Boston Whig. January 3, 1848. Like others of Sumner's friends, he had dissented from some of the broadest af Palfrey's diary, Dec. 11, 1846, records his going to Dr. Howe's in the evening to meet John C. Vaughan, of Kentucky, where also were Sumner, Richard Hildreth, C. F. Adams, J. A. Andrew, and John W. Browne. Longfellow wrote in his diary, Nov. 16, 1849: Dined at Howe's. A very pleasant dinner. Palfrey, Adams, Sumner, young Dana, mittee in relation to the route of the Norfolk County Railroad. He had a fair share of office business; and among clients to whom he rendered such service were C. F. Adams and A. McPhail. His briefs in the patent cases, still preserved, show careful preparation both as to the law and the facts, and a capacity to deal with this di
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
r recurring point of contention, and moved a committee to investigate action in this respect only. Mr. Lothrop moved a recommitment, with instructions which included an examination of the whole subject. It was now nearly midnight, and the audience was retiring, when the public discussions were brought to a close in an unexpected way. Charles P. Curtis, a prominent member of the bar and relative of Stevenson, and like him drawn to the meeting by political antipathy to Sumner and Howe, C. F. Adams noted the underlying political feeling in the Boston Whig, July 10, 1847. He also remarked on the general impression that the action of the Society had been neither judicial nor philosophical. See other articles, Boston Whig, June 23; Boston Atlas, June 23. moved to lay the whole subject on the table. After referring to the accumulation of charges and replications, and resolutions upon resolutions, which had resulted in perplexity and confusion, He recalled the incident in Congress whe
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)
avoid action on the resolutions proposed by C. F. Adams immediately after the measure of annexationmake it perpetual. Their leaders were Charles Francis Adams, Charles Sumner, Stephen C. Phillips, d his social and hereditary position, to put Mr. Adams at the head. These men were all highly rega the foul and traitor-like designs within. C. F. Adams made a speech on taking the chair. The othls was broken by a very earnest leader from C. F. Adams in the Whig, in which he treated Winthrop'sms. Later history, with the career of Charles Francis Adams and the public work of his sons in autromise measures of 1850. It is referred to in Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 128, 129, 17 defended himself with considerable warmth. C. F. Adams, whose speech was heartily cheered, expressPhillips, Wendell Philips, Theodore Parker, C. F. Adams, and George Boston Whig, September 24..d which has found favor in recent times. C. F. Adams joined with Sumner in defending Palfrey's r[3 more...]
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)
ner in which they should meet it. On May 27 there was a conference in Boston at the office of C. F. Adams, where were present Adams, S. C. Phillips, Sumner, Wilson, E. R. Hoar, E. L. Keyes, F. W. Birand strong. All the speakers united in renouncing old party ties. None did this better than C. F. Adams. Sumner's speech was a brief one. There was the manly form of Charles Sumner in the spleed by impartial spectators at not less than ten thousand, and even as high as forty thousand. C. F. Adams was called to the chair. A part of the delegates had been chosen with method, and with deferhould be chosen, and cordially approved the selection of Mr. Dana in his stead. Letters to C. F. Adams, July 30 and 31, in manuscript; Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 135, 136. His interes of Massachusetts have held two reunions,—one, Aug. 9, 1877, at Downer Landing, Hingham, with C. F. Adams presiding; and another, June 28, 1888, at the Parker House in Boston. with E. L. Pierce in t
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 34: the compromise of 1850.—Mr. Webster. (search)
negroes with little opposition or excitement, but in others encountering a resolute contest in the courts, or forcible resistance carried sometimes to a fatal result. In Syracuse, N. Y., where the population was altogether in sympathy with the negroes, a rescue planned by prominent citizens was effected. The partisans of compromise set their hearts on a triumph in Boston, the seat of antislavery agitation. A month after Congress had adjourned, a meeting was held in Faneuil Hall, with C. F. Adams as chairman, and R. H. Dana, Jr., as mover of resolutions, to denounce the obnoxious law and express sympathy with the negroes against whose liberty it was aimed; but only Free Soilers and Abolitionists took part in it. The venerable Josiah Quincy addressed a letter to the meeting, expressing sympathy with its purpose. Sumner was appointed one of the legal committee for the protection of alleged fugitives. On the committee also were S. E Sewall, Dana, John C. Park, and William Minot.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
e-election, William Appleton, known to have the same views, was nominated in the autumn to succeed him, over George T. Bigelow, the candidate of the Atlas Whigs; and Mr. Appleton, both in caucus and in the house, proved as faithful to the Compromise as his predecessor. Whigs of all shades, with very rare exceptions, abstained from public demonstrations against the Compromise. In the autumn of 1850 a large meeting was held in Faneuil Hall to protect persons claimed as fugitive slaves. C. F. Adams presided; Rev. Dr. Lowell offered a prayer; R. H. Dana, Jr., read resolutions; the venerable Josiah Quincy, sent a letter, giving the authority of his name to the cause; Frederick Douglass pleaded for his race; and a committee of vigilance was appointed; but Boston Whigs were conspicuous by their absence. The Webster Whigs undertook to exclude from public life all who continued their protests against the Compromise. They were unable to reach Fowler and Scudder, whose districts were re
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)
ften in action, he could count on a certain measure of sympathy from Seward, who was, however, politic and bent on maintaining his position as a Whig leader, C. F. Adams, as appears by his letters to Sumner, Dec. 22, 1852, and Jan. 23, 1853, took an unfavorable view of Seward at this period, regarding him as too much of a Jesuithields—congratulated their new associate on his speech; and Mason shortly after, pulling his chair near to Sumner's, drew him into a talk on national politics. C. F. Adams, who was present, wrote in his diary that the speech was admirably delivered and very impressive, and approved its position on intervention as clear and just. is. How I wish we had all stuck together! Should Pierce be elected, with a Democratic Senate and house, we should have the iron rule of the slave-power. To C. F. Adams, June 21:— We hear that Scott is nominated at last. I tell you confidentially how Seward regards it. He thinks that his friends have been defeated, that
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 37: the national election of 1852.—the Massachusetts constitutional convention.—final defeat of the coalition.— 1852-1853. (search)
degradation as at this time. Sumner wrote to Adams, June 21: This is the darkest day of our causestricts by another year of such co-operation. Adams looked favorably on Scott's candidacy, and all in August, of which Wilson was president, and Adams and Giddings were members, nominated John P. H5, in which S. C. Phillips occupied the chair, Adams reported the resolutions, and Horace Mann was of an election, Wilson within one hundred, and Adams fell behind his Whig competitor only four hund too strongly urge the importance of placing Mr. Adams and Mr. Wilson in Congress. All our candida we must hope on, and labor for a better day. Adams wrote, December 22, more hopefully, expecting s of the State,—Palfrey the president, Sumner, Adams, Mann, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, Keyes, Leavity in the tomb of her hero. All honor to her! Adams refused to be a candidate for any town but hisus years with the coalition. The exclusion of Adams and Palfrey from the convention was thought to[3 more...]
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)
from John Jay, Jan. 16, 1854, and from Henry Wilson, January 18. C. F. Adams's letter, January 18, reviewing the political situation, makes nion to the style and temper of his treatment of the question. C. F. Adams wrote, February 26:— I am much obliged to you for an earlyilson's Rise and Fall of the Slave Power. vol. II. p. 407. Charles Francis Adams, though doing his best to awaken and organize public sentimyet spoken in the Senate, but that Sumner would utter her voice. Mr. Adams, who had been a witness of the debates in Congress in 1820 on thek streets, where before they had encountered only averted faces. Adams's Biography of Dana, vol. i. pp. 285, 286. They might be pardoned t service to the national cause by his example and eloquence. C. F. Adams wrote, March 17, 1854:— Your colleague has not bettered hiat this conference were Samuel Hoar, F. W. Bird, S. C. Phillips, C. F. Adams, Henry Wilson, R. W. Emerson, George F. Hoar, and Marcus Morton,
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