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Niagara County (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ies: these are the glowing words which flashed from the soul of John Milton, in his struggles with English tyranny. With equal fervor they should be echoed now by every American not already a slave. But, sir, this effort is impotent as tyrannical. The convictions of the heart cannot be repressed. The utterances of conscience must be heard. They break forth with irrepressible might. As well attempt to check the tides of ocean, the currents of the Mississippi, or the rushing waters of Niagara. The discussion of slavery will proceed wherever two or three are gathered together,--by the fireside, on the highway, at the public meeting, in the church. The movement against slavery is from the Everlasting Arm. Even now it is gathering its forces, soon to be confessed everywhere. It may not yet be felt in the high places of office and power; but all who can put their ears humbly to the ground will hear and comprehend its incessant and advancing tread. His main proposition he thus
Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
to the Senate-chamber of the United States. But the sense of Massachusetts had been outraged by the recreant course of Mr. Webster; and ths one, it is true, as he will find when he gets to Washington. Massachusetts might have seated in the Senate a man far more objectionable thow accept the post as senator. I accept it as the servant of Massachusetts; mindful of the sentiments uttered by her successive legislatur friend and servant, Charles Sumner. Boston, May 14, 1851. Massachusetts had found her man, He had now arrived at that period which Dantinted. My appeal is to the people; and my hope is to create in Massachusetts such a public opinion as will render the law a dead-letter. Itthe credentials of Charles Sumner, a senator elect from the State of Massachusetts. The credentials having been read, William R. King of Alabt solemnly, and in loyalty to the constitution, as a senator of Massachusetts, I protest against this wrong. On slavery, as on every other s
Kossuth (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
Chapter 9. Mr. Sumner's election to the United-States Senate. he makes no Pledges. the turning vote. opinion of the press. letter to Mr. Wilson. letter of Mr. Whittier. Mr. Sumner's Acceptance of his office. Description of his person. Letters to Theodore Parker. entrance to the Senate. his Rooms and Company. the Ordeal before him. his speech on Kossuth. on the Iowa Railroad Bill. letter to Theodore Parker. cheap ocean Postage. a memorial of the Society of friends. remarks thereon. Tribute to Robert Rantoul, jun. speech on the Fugitive-slave Bill. his course defined. the freedom of speech. slavery sectional, freedom national. the spirit of our literature against slavery. review of the argument. a beautiful peroration. Oh great design, Ye sons of mercy! Oh! complete your work; Wrench from Oppression's hand the iron rod, And bid the cruel feel the wounds they give. Man knows no master save creating Heaven, Or those whom choice and common good ord
Sudbury, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ss constitutional questions from the highest stand-point, and, more than all, an invincible defender of the colored race. Accordingly, on the 24th day of April he was elected, for six years from the 4th of March following, as the successor of Mr. Webster to the senatorial chair; having had, on the twenty-fifth and last ballot in the House, a hundred and. ninety-three votes, the exact number necessary to a choice. It is said that the turning vote was cast by the late Capt. Israel Haynes of Sudbury, a lifelong Democrat, who voted for Mr. Sumner only on the day of his election, and then simply, as he affirmed, on principle, and because he believed him to be the better man. The votes used at this twenty-fifth ballot were preserved by the Hon. Otis Clapp, who, in April, 1873, presented them to the New-England Historic-Genealogical Society, where they now remain. Although some thought this triumph of the progressive party would carry with it serious disaster to the Union, The evening
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ty, though I might err in judgment. All my instincts prompted delay. But meanwhile I was taunted and attacked at home. Had I been less conscious of the rectitude of my course, I might have sunk under these words; but I persevered in my own way. As I delivered the part to which you refer, I remember well the intent looks of the Senate, and particularly of Mr. King [president pro tem of the senate]. It was already dinner-time, but all were silent and attentive; and Hale [John P. Hale, of N. H.] tells me that Mr. Underwood of Kentucky, by his side, was in tears. From many leading Southern men I have received the strongest expressions of interest awakened in our cause, and a confession that they did not know before the strength of the argument on our side. Polk of Tennessee said to me, If you should make that speech in Tennessee you would compel me to emancipate my niggers. But enough of this. I have been tempted to it by the generosity of your letter. Thankfully and truly
Algerine (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
not freedom is sectional, while freedom and not slavery is national. On this unanswerable proposition I take my stand. To the free spirit of our literature he makes this reference:-- The literature of the land, such as then existed, agreed with the nation, the church, and the college. Franklin, in the last literary labor of his life; Jefferson, in his Notes on Virginia; Barlow, in his measured verse; Rush, in a work which inspired the praise of Clarkson; the ingenious author of The Algerine captive (the earliest American novel, and, though now but little known, one of the earliest American books republished in London), were all moved by the contemplation of slavery. If our fellow-citizens of the Southern States are deaf to the pleadings of nature, the latter exclaims in his work, I will conjure them, for the sake of consistency, to cease to deprive their fellow-creatures of freedom, which their writers, their orators, representatives, and senators, and even their constitution
Hungary (Hungary) (search for this): chapter 9
d by Senator H. S. Foote, tendering a welcome to the exiled patriot, Gov. Louis Kossuth, during which he used the celebrated expression, equality before the law. I would join in this welcome, not merely because it is essential to complete and crown the work of the last Congress, but because our guest deserves it at our hands. The distinction is great, I know; but it is not so great as his deserts. He deserves it as the early, constant, and incorruptible champion of the liberal cause in Hungary, who, yet while young, with unconscious power girded himself for the contest, and, by a series of masterly labors, with voice and pen, in parliamentary debates, and in the discussions of the press, breathed into his country the breath of life. He deserves it by the great principles of true democracy which he caused to be recognized,--representation of the people without distinction of rank or birth, and equality before the law. He deserves it by the trials he has undergone in prison and in
Oriental (California, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
by our fathers at the formation of our national government,--in the absolute control of the States, the appointed guardians of personal liberty. Repeal this enactment. Let its terrors no longer rage through the land. Mindful of the lowly whom it pursues, mindful of the good men perplexed by its requirements, in the name of charity, in the name of the constitution, repeal this enactment totally and without delay. Be inspired by the example of Washington. Be admonished by those words of Oriental piety--Beware of the groans of the wounded souls. Oppress not to the utmost a single heart; for a solitary sigh has power to overset a whole world. In reply to a letter from Dr. Horatio Stebbins thanking him for this speech, Mr. Sumner thus wrote from Newport, R. I., Oct. 12, 1852:-- My dear sir,--I cannot receive the overflowing sympathy of your letter without response. . . . I went to the Senate determined to do my duty, but in my own way. Anxious for the cause, having it alwa
it will be with the fathers. I plant myself on the ancient ways of the Republic; with its grandest names, its surest landmarks, and all its original altar-fires about me. On, the freedom of speech he makes this bold assertion,-- To sustain slavery, it is now proposed to trample on free speech. In any country this would be grievous; but here, where the constitution expressly provides against abridging freedom of speech, it is a special outrage. In vain do we condemn the despotisms of Europe, while we borrow the rigors with which they repress liberty, and guard their own uncertain power. For myself, in no factious spirit, but solemnly, and in loyalty to the constitution, as a senator of Massachusetts, I protest against this wrong. On slavery, as on every other subject, I claim the right to be heard. That right I cannot, I will not, abandon. Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, above all liberties: these are the glowing words which flashed from the soul
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such, unsuited to the practical duties of a senatorial career. It was, at any rate, too long a step from his private student-life to the Senate-chamber of the United States. But the sense of Massachusetts had been outraged by the recreant course of Mr. Webster; and the farsighted saw that the aggressions of the slave-power muste which gives me a title to be heard on this floor. And here, sir, I may speak proudly. By no effort, by no desire, of my own, I find myself a senator of the United States. Never before have I held public office of any kind. With the ample opportunities of private life I was content. No tombstone for me could bear a fairer ins the ground will hear and comprehend its incessant and advancing tread. His main proposition he thus announces,-- The relations of the Government of the United States (I speak of the national government) to slavery, though plain and obvious, are constantly misunderstood. A popular belief at this moment makes slavery a natio
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