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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)
visit to that country:— Turning his back upon Paris and the greatness of the Empire, he directed his ste, 1848. Works, vol. II. pp. 63-73. Sumner, when in Paris in 1836, entertained the purpose of competing for a his entering the competition. Mr. Wheaton, then in Paris, whom he had consulted as to his purpose, afterwards or right seems to control it. To George Sumner, Paris, March 10:— They all think you will never retuand men, you will continue alone the lotus-eaters at Paris; and they say that you would be unwise to return, thpeople in their localities. It should not centre at Paris. If the whole apparatus is there and all the secreter to attend the Peace Congress which was to meet in Paris in the summer of 1849, but he was unable to do so. Png the result of the International Peace Congress at Paris, and recommending methods to be pursued by the friento which I shall refer. I relate this experience in Paris that you may see that I early expressed my opinions
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 31: the prison—discipline debates in Tremont Temple.—1846-1847. (search)
in this way, not hastily, but after serious inquiry and long debate. Works, vol. i. p. 530. Contrary to Tocqueville's expectations, the separate system lost ground with the decline of interest in the discussion. See his remarks to Sumner in Paris, April 13, 1857, post, chap. XLI. Sumner, in his reply, September 15, wrote:— The discussions which have recently taken place in Boston on the subject of prison discipline have been the means of diffusing much information and awakeninger, that its course will now be altered. Mr. Dwight, the secretary, has become insane,—whether incurably so, I do not know. The New York Society promises great usefulness. . . .I cherish a lively recollection of my brief intercourse with you in Paris. An international prison congress was held this year at Brussels. Sumner, in letters from Europe, was urged to attend, but was unable to do so. His brother George, however, was present, and acquitted himself well in the debates, showing in
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)
ellent person, as is also Sir Charles Grey, from Jamaica. One of my visions is another visit to England. When there before I saw many persons and things; but I was young. 1 long to see it now with mature eye; to meet again a few old friends, and to see others who now take the places of those whom I knew. I would also see Paris and Switzerland. But I fear that all this must be postponed indefinitely. My brother George, after being at home for a year and more, has lately left again for Paris, but promises to return in the spring. My only sister is now married and in Italy, where she will pass the winter, if she does not follow your track in the East. My lot seems to be of work at home. Thus have I passed garrulously from topic to topic, touched by your letter and by the memory of your friendship. Do not be silent so long again. I will not. Let me hear from you very soon, and tell me of yourself and your family. I note your retirement from active public life; but I trust yo
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
857-1858. Sumner's journey from New York to Paris was by the same route which he traversed by san the New York Tribune, April 11, 13. Reaching Paris by way of Havre and Rouen, March 23, he found days, and you will see some of my drawbacks. Paris is very gay and beautiful, and abounding in in days, give me hope. After a busy month in Paris he made a tour of three weeks in the provincesester I have seen the Channel Isles, Normandy, Paris, Baden-Baden, Switzerland—, the Alps at St. Goalso to several other places in that legion of Paris; dined with Mr. Henry James, Of Boston (181n the evening packed my trunk. May 24. Left Paris for a tour in the provinces, hoping that a chah, and wishing to see France elsewhere than at Paris; arrived at Orleans by railroad about noon; dasee Le Naufrage de la Meduse. June 16. Left Paris in train for Boulogne; while train stopped at streets of Caen. August 16. Took train for Paris, and arrived at my old lodgings at six o'clock[16 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, chapter 14 (search)
ity which always fascinated him, he went on to Paris. Two days after, an American merchant, Mr. Heds heal enough for locomotion, I hope to leave Paris, and after wandering about France, to run throout emotion. my last letter from you was from Paris, giving so graphic an account of your treatmeners dressed as completely as on the streets of Paris, stretching farther than the eye could reach,—liged to make any reserves. He remained in Paris a month, meeting there Bemis, Motley, Bigelow, 24, to the railway station as the latter left Paris for Geneva. Parker's powers of endurance wecious that any one saw the movement. He was in Paris for a day, August 14, to witness the emperor's can throw in your way. Sumner returned to Paris, where he passed three weeks, mostly engaged iseeing you again. During his two visits to Paris in 1859, and while in London, Sumner indulged 1859; Sumner expected to meet Dr. Bailey in Paris, but he died at sea on his way to Europe. and [20 more...]