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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)
victory in New Hampshire over Democratic subserviency by joining with the Whigs in the election of a Whig governor and of John P. Hale as senator. This was indeed before the formal organization of the Free Soil party; but the same considerations governed in that as in the later unions referred to. The Whigs took advantage of such opportunities, though condemning similar action in the Free Soilers In Missouri they joined with Democrats of the Calhoun type to defeat Benton, and elected Henry S. Geyer as senator. Early in 1849, holding with only two votes the balance of power in the Legislature of Ohio, they joined with the Democrats in the election of Democratic judges, in the repeal of the infamous laws against negroes, and the election of Salmon P. Chase to the Senate. Wilson's Rise and Fall of the Slave Power, vol. II. p. 338. Similar co-operation in Connecticut and Indiana resulted in the election of Free Soil members of Congress, or of Democrats who were pledged to Free Soil
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 35: Massachusetts and the compromise.—Sumner chosen senator.—1850-1851. (search)
on of John Quincy Adams as President by Clay's help, Horace Mann, referring to the charges against Adams and Clay, afterwards fully discredited, said: I believe the same charge against the Free Soil party will have come twenty years hence to the same result,—that of conferring honor upon its object and infamy upon its authors. See Von Holst's remarks, vol. IV. pp. 41, 42. the election of a Whig governor and of an anti-Texas Democratic senator in New Hampshire, and the recent election of Geyer as senator in Missouri by a Whig and Calhoun—Democratic coalition, were quite forgotten. The Whig journals assured Sumner of a cool reception in the Senate, which he would enter, if he entered it at all, without authority, and with the ignominy of the coalition branded upon him. The intemperate phrases of these Whig journals did not express the sentiments of their party outside of the State. The New York Tribune, January 14, edited by Horace Greeley, commended Sumner as a person who in
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)
were presented by Mr. Cass, whom he invited to do the service as his oldest personal friend in the body. The other senators who took the oath at the same time were Hamilton Fish of New York, Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio, James of Rhode Island, and Geyer of Missouri. Later in the day Mallory of Florida was sworn. Sumner had selected a seat on the Democratic side of the chamber,—one recently occupied by Jefferson Davis, who had resigned,—by the side of Chase, and in close proximity to the senatoom the fact that while they are so held, and for some time after a sale, they are exempt from State or municipal taxation. Jan. 27, Feb. 17, March 16, 1852. Works, vol. III. pp. 12-42. Senators from the West and Southwest— Fetch of Michigan, Geyer of Missouri, and Downs of Louisiana —were grateful for co-operation from an unexpected quarter, and expressed in debate their appreciation of his timely assistance. The favor shown to Sumner by senators from the Southwest was noted as an evid
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)
, after hearing eulogies on two deceased members, adjourned at 12.30, a half-hour session only, and Edmundson then went to the Senate, which, after a eulogy by Senator Geyer on one of the deceased members of the House, adjourned at 12.45, fifteen minutes after the adjournment of the House. Edmundson is again casually with his friend, and gives him advice how to proceed. While Geyer was speaking, Brooks was standing on the side of the main aisle opposite to the side on which was Sumner's seat, No. 9, and was within a few feet from the seat. On the adjournment most of the senators retired,— a few remaining in their seats, or sitting or moving about elsewhermmittee consisting (contrary to parliamentary usage) wholly of Sumner's political opponents; to wit, Pearce of Maryland, Allen of Rhode Island, Dodge of Wisconsin, Geyer of Missouri, and Cass of Michigan,—their votes ranging from thirty-three to eighteen. The composition of the committee was said to have been inspired by Weller,