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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)
was, as Sumner wrote to Palfrey, an earnest, imposing body, with an enthusiasm that rose to fever heat. Sumner spoke briefly in moving a committee to report an address and resolutions, of which he was made chairman. The address was not his own composition; Palfrey was its reputed author. The Free Soilers of Massachusetts proved to be men of extraordinary vitality; and it is interesting to observe how many of them came to the front before or during the Civil War,—Sumner, Adams, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, E. R. Hoar, and Andrew. Among the younger Free Soilers were George F. Hoar, Henry L. Pierce, John A. Kasson, and Marcus Morton, Jr, the last of whom became chief-justice of the Supreme Court of the State. The Free Soilers 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 the chair. The proceedings in each case were printed in pamphlet
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
hall enclose this in a note to a friend now in London,—Mr. Burlingame. Anson Burlingame. Though young in years, he has woAnson Burlingame. Though young in years, he has won a brilliant reputation as a public speaker. To George Sumner, January 8:— You will see by the papers the doings Legislature, led by Samuel hoar, R. H. Dana, Jr., and Anson Burlingame. It proved ineffective against the strong current innd demanded the repeal of the Fugitive Slave law. Adams, Burlingame, and George W. Julian, of Indiana, were among the speakelesex, where the union was opposed by Samuel Hoar, Dana, Burlingame, and J. C. Dodge; and in the towns such unions were almoy their eminent speakers,—Sumner, Palfrey, Wilson, Dana, Burlingame,—but a number of young men, some fresh from college, whoay then have come together, and congratulated him. Anson Burlingame and Thomas Gaffield were among the number. The latte is now earnestly of this inclining; so is Hopkins; also Burlingame,—and all these stood out before. To John Bigelow,
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)
ded protest of our government against Russian intervention in Hungary with armed resistance. He further declared his purpose to join with any party in support of Cass, or any candidate for President, who was committed in favor of such action. Burlingame entered warmly into Wilson's views, and indeed many of the Free Soil leaders leaned more or less to them. For instance, F. W. Bird and J. B. Alley; also the editor of the Commonwealth, December 11. None of Sumner's political friends so mlightful idyl, and Underwood of Kentucky intimated that he was seeking to gain favor with the West for ulterior personal ends,—an imputation which, however, was afterwards gracefully withdrawn. Sumner's friends at home—among them Dana, Wilson, Burlingame, and Banks —expressed in notes their pleasure at the manner in which he had acquitted himself, Longfellow was pleased with the speech, as his diary (Jan. 31, 1852) shows. The subject came up in the Legislature of Massachusetts, in which res<
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)
utions, and Horace Mann was nominated for governor. Among the speakers were Wilson, Mann, and Burlingame. On the platform, in a conspicuous seat, was Captain Drayton, the liberated master of the Peafrom the antislavery orators of the State,—Palfrey the president, Sumner, Adams, Mann, Wilson, Burlingame, Dana, Keyes, Leavitt, Pierpont, and Garrison. On the platform, besides the speakers, were ne towns accepted non-resident candidates; among whom were R. H. Dana, Jr., G. S. Boutwell, Anson Burlingame, E. L. Keyes, B. F. Hallett, and Whiting Griswold. The voters of Marshfield, the home of Meneral Butler), W. Griswold, and J. G. Abbott; and among the latter were Wilson, Dana, Sumner, Burlingame, Charles Allen, Marcus Morton (two of the name, father and son), Amasa Walker, E. L. Keyes, Chw Constitution made a vigorous canvass by means of addresses and pamphlets. Wilson, Boutwell, Burlingame, Dana, Hallett, and Griswold, during the six weeks preceding the election, set forth its merit
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)
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 t, Adams assailed the order in a speech in New York. Allen, S. C. Phillips, Palfrey, and Andrew—had no sympathy with its aims and methods, and kept aloof from it. Others, however, had less sternness of principle or less scruple as to propriety. Burlingame entered the order as early as March, 1854, and sought the nomination for Congress from Boston,—the very scat of Whig power. Wilson, while openly keeping up his connection with the Republicans, whose nomination for governor he accepted, joined
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)
of the sort, p. 1360. Wilson thereupon asked Burlingame and Colfax of the House to join him in walkion, passed out at the side door. Wilson and Burlingame supposed he was to return; but as he did noteitt answered from his seat, That is false. Burlingame continued: I will not bandy epithets with thhere they may be assailed. Brooks called Burlingame to account for this language, according to trrangement encountered public criticism; and Burlingame withdrew from it in a card, taking his posit a challenge. It was promptly accepted, and Burlingame's friend selected the Clifton House, Canada, confidence. Sumner deeply regretted that Burlingame, by accepting a challenge, recognized the dun to vote for Fremont for President, and for Burlingame, a candidate for re-election to Congress. Ae combined votes for Buchanan and Fillmore. Burlingame was re-elected by a very small majority overs who for various reasons were unfriendly to Burlingame. It was thought that the enthusiasm aroused[4 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 43: return to the Senate.—the barbarism of slavery.—Popular welcomes.—Lincoln's election.—1859-1860. (search)
ccomplice of Brooks, sat awhile near Senator Hammond. Near Sumner sat Wilson (his colleague), Burlingame, and Lovejoy, and Senators Bingham and Preston King,—all ready to protect him. Seward and C. Fg Pennsylvania Avenue, a full mile, with friends, who insisted on accompanying him,—Wilson and Burlingame walking, one on each side, and E. L. Pierce following a step behind. Wilson was armed, as the writer observed at his room in the morning, and probably Burlingame was armed. Francis P. Blair, Sr., invited Sumner to be his guest at Silver Springs, but Sumner declined, wishing to be near the ch and manner, and signified his purpose to come again. Sumner's friends,— among them Wilson, Burlingame, Sherman, and A. B. Johnson, --took precautions, though not at Sumner's instance, and even agon,—Burlingame and Alexander H. Rice, the former of whom, however, failed of an election. Mr. Burlingame's defeat, which Sumner deeply regretted (Works, vol. v. pp. 348, 349), led to a new career