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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 44: Secession.—schemes of compromise.—Civil War.—Chairman of foreign relations Committee.—Dr. Lieber.—November, 1860April, 1861. (search)
at it needs to be obeyed rather than amended, etc. The city council of Boston passed a vote, February 7, declaring the senator's statement with regard to the petitioners undignified, unbecoming a senator and a citizen of Boston, and untrue. He was however sustained by several of the leading journals of the city in his comments on the petition, and he received many letters, several from the signers themselves, verifying what he had said. Works, vol. v. pp. 477-480. E. L. Pierce wrote, February 14:— Your speech in the Senate was just the thing. It was uncompromising, and therefore was right. It was brief; and no speech at this time should be long. It dealt with the present; and this is no time for historical speeches. It was temperate, as we should be; it was firm, as the occasion requires. R. W. Emerson wrote, February 27:— Peace and prosperity adhere to your truth and firmness, as they ought. I am always consoled in the bad times by your fidelity. ... May the
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
fearful of the abuses incident to its exercise, and doubtful whether an exigency justifying a resort to it existed in the present case. He yielded in conclusion to the opinion of Mr. Chase, the Secretary of the Treasury, that the exigency was imperative, but insisted that a remedy so full of danger must be regarded as a temporary expedient. Feb. 13, 1862. Works, vol. VI. pp. 319-345. The speech was thought to have removed the doubts as to the passage of the bill. (New York Tribune, February 14.) He treated the currency question more fully July 11, 1868. Works, vol. XII. pp. 443-480. He took part in the debate on the expulsion of Polk December 18. Works, vol. VI. pp. 150, 151. He had paired with Polk, March 4, 1861. of Missouri and Bright Jan. 21 and Feb. 4, 1862. Works, vol. VI. pp. 252-289. Bright's offence was the giving of a letter of introduction to Jefferson Davis, March 1, 1861, similar in purport to a letter of Caleb Cushing, which some years later insure
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 49: letters to Europe.—test oath in the senate.—final repeal of the fugitive-slave act.—abolition of the coastwise slave-trade.—Freedmen's Bureau.—equal rights of the colored people as witnesses and passengers.—equal pay of colored troops.—first struggle for suffrage of the colored people.—thirteenth amendment of the constitution.— French spoliation claims.—taxation of national banks.— differences with Fessenden.—Civil service Reform.—Lincoln's re-election.—parting with friends.—1863-1864. (search)
s researches and labors in other lines of discussion and business were by themselves equal to those of senators who were deemed faithful and industrious. It was perhaps the most arduous session in which he served, and his friends feared that the excessive strain would bring back his old malady. The work of the two committees of which he was chairman fell wholly upon him, and he diverged from these specialties to take up many other topics which invited investigation. He wrote to Lieber, February 14:— I am tired. At this moment I have two important questions,—first, the capitalization of the duties paid by our commerce on the Scheldt, on which I expect to speak to-day in executive session; and secondly, a bill to pay five millions for French spoliations, on which I am now drawing a report. To these add business of all kinds, and the various questions of slavery and of England, and I wish for a day of rest. Lord Lyons said to him at this time, You do take good care of my tr
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
ut a grateful recognition from Whitelaw Reid and other journalists. May 18 and 27 (Works, vol. XIV. pp. 284-305). In this case Messrs. White and Ramsdell, having obtained and published a copy of the Treaty of Washington before its promulgation, refused to disclose by what means it was obtained. Other subjects to which the senator rave attention at this session were a bill for the relief of N. P. Trist, negotiator of the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo, which he succeeded in carrying, Feb. 3, 14 (Congressional Globe, pp. 923, 1212, 1216. 1217), and March 13 and April 19 (Globe, pp. 69, 74, 809)); representation at an international penitentiary congress, March 7 (Globe, p. 13); the removal of the distinction in legislation between acts and resolutions, March 15 (Globe, pp. 113, 120); and the payment of claims for French spoliations, to which he invoked the attention of his successor, Mr. Cameron, March 13 (Globe, p. 66). At this as at the previous session, being the oldest senator in c