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Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
W. Paine, of Winslow, Me., Mr. Paine practised his profession for several years in Hallowell, Me., and removed, in 1854, to Boston, where he is still one of the leaders of the bar. who entered Sumner's class in the spring of 1832, and whose acquaintance he then made; and with his classmate Hopkinson, who joined the school in the autumn of that year. Among other friends in the Law School were Charles C. Converse and George Gibbs. Converse became a judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio. He resided at Zanesville, and died in 1860. Gibbs was a nephew of Rev. Dr. William E. Channing. He was the author of the Memoirs of the Administrations of Washington and John Adams. He resided at Washington during our Civil War, and died April 9, 1873. He assisted Sumner in procuring and arranging the materials for his speech on the purchase of Alaska. His manuscripts, containing researches on the Indians of the Northwest, are deposited in the Smithsonian Institution. Sumner, in
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
enjoyments of the past, and of the too palpable certainty that those enjoyments will never again be met except by Memory in her pleasant wanderings. But stop!— We truly are in a sad state. Civil war, in a portentous cloud, hangs over us. South Carolina, though the sorest part of our system, is not the only part that is galled. Georgia cannot, Virginia cannot, stomach the high Federal doctrines which the President has set forth in his proclamation, Andrew Jackson's Proclamation of Dec., 1832, upon the occasion of the nullifying ordinance of South Carolina. and upon which the stability of the country rests. That is a glorious document, worthy of any President. Our part of the country rejoices in it as a true exposition of the Constitution, and a fervid address to those wayward men who are now plunging us into disgrace abroad and misery at home. Judge Story speaks much of its value; and so striking did its argument appear to him, that he has introduced it into a note to his wo
Andover (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
es not wish to follow the profession, I need not tell you that he will still find the law a most profitable study, disciplining the mind and storing it with those everlasting principles which are at the bottom of all society and order. For myself, I become more wedded to the law, as a profession, every day that I study it. Politics I begin to loathe; they are of a day, but the law is of all time. Pray excuse my sermonizing.... From your true friend, C. S. to Jonathan F. Stearns, Andover, Mass. This letter is a reply to one from Stearns, then a student at the Andover Theological Seminary, in which he pressed the Christian faith on Sumner's attention, and began thus: My knowledge of your candid temper, and the terms on which we have been long conversant with each other, encourage the belief that you will suffer me for once to address you with great plainness. The sentiments of friendship I have so long cherished towards you; the high respect I entertain for your character an
Berkshire County (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
tion, and delighting to talk of her with his friends. Browne wrote, April 18, You speak rapturously of the girl. Judge Story's enthusiasm for Miss Kemble quite equalled Sumner's. He was charmed with her acting, and addressed some verses to her:— Go! lovely woman, go! Enjoy thy fame! A second Kemble, with a deathless name. Life and Letters, Vol. II. pp. 114-117. He did not know her personally at this time, but greatly enjoyed her society some years afterwards, during a visit to Berkshire County. Sumner visited, while a student in the Law School, but few families. He was a welcome guest at the firesides of the two professors, and Mrs. Story and Mrs. Greenleaf took an interest in him almost equal to that of their husbands. His friendship with the family of President Quincy, which began at this period, remained unbroken through life; and from them, in all the vicissitudes of his career, he never failed to receive hearty sympathy and support. While he entered sympathetically
Dedham (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
eport Mr. Alvord's state, as he visited him daily. One extract more from the journal: Charles Sumner came to give his account of Mr. Alvord, which is more favorable. He paid me a long visit, and we talked at the rate of nine knots an hour. He gave a curious account of a young man who has been studying Latin and Greek in a lighthouse, to prepare for college. The reason of his choosing a lighthouse is to save the expense of oil! We agreed that he deserved all success. Mamma returned from Dedham while Mr. Sumner was still here, and he staid and had a good long talk with her. His classmate, Rev. Dr. Emery, writes:— In Oct., 1833, I returned to Cambridge and became a resident graduate. I found Sumner in the Law School, pursuing his studies with great enthusiasm, and we were often in each other's rooms. He was the same scholarly person then as when in college, and he lived, as it were, in intimate converse with the learned of ancient and modern times. I have no doubt his m
Franklin Mills, Portage County, Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
to the common law. Jones's work was written about forty years ago. Since then it has gained a much completer conformation. Story's work will supply all deficiencies, and, I suspect, be an interesting book; certainly a useful one. I am now upon Kent's second volume. He is certainly the star of your State. I like his works, though less than most students. To me he is very indistinct in his outlines. This, perhaps, is the more observable, stepping, as I do, from the well-defined page of Bl . . . If you want a book which will be a light law-book, and a most instructive work as to the government under which we live, which shall be entertaining and informing, written in a more brilliant and elementary, though less correct, style than Kent's Commentaries, read Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution. They make an invaluable work to every statesman and lawyer; in fact, to every citizen of views raised at all above the ephemeral politics with which we are annoyed. Wednesday
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oped itself afterwards. Circumstances and accidents forced him forward to the van, and he became a leader terribly in earnest. He had the same high-mindedness, the same single aim at justice and truth, the same inflexible faith and courage then that ever after characterized him. Mr. Story contributed an In Memoriam tribute to Sumner, in forty-one verses, to Blackwood's Magazine,Zzz Sept., 1874, Vol. CXVI. pp. 342-346. In an address to the students—colored—of Howard University, Washington, D. C., Feb. 3, 1871, Sumner said:— These exercises carry me back to early life, when I was a student of the Law School of Harvard University as you have been students in the Law School of Howard University. I cannot think of those days without fondness. They were the happiest of my life. . . . There is happiness in the acquisition of knowledge, which surpasses all common joys. The student who feels that he is making daily progress, constantly learning something new,—who sees the shad
Lowell (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
destrian tour. It will be the best way to further your intellectual progress. Give that pallid face a little color, those lean limbs a little muscle, and the bow of your mind a greater elasticity. Again, on May 9, 1833, Hopkinson wrote from Lowell, where he was practising law as the partner of Mr. Luther Lawrence: Had I but your application, I might consider myself in a good way. Not, indeed, that I could grasp such honors as are within your reach; not that I could walk over the headrneying. Come down East. Dismiss your books and the toils of study. You may think this interested advice; and in part it is, though not wholly so. I feel it would be beneficial to you. It would be a joyous event to me. Hopkinson wrote from Lowell, July 13:— Dear Charles,—I regret to learn that you are to stay yet a term further at Cambridge, for I had calculated on your coming here this fall. Yet nothing is so like yourself as to stay to please your friend [Judge Story],— and such <
Milton, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
iness of his country for years to come. A great battle is to be fought; but the fruits of the victory are not to him alone. The honor and garland are his; but the benefit goes down to the latest posterity. The toil and danger are his; but, in Milton's words again, he shall have his charter and freehold of rejoicing to him and his heirs. It was Sumner's purpose to leave the Law School in July, 1833, at the end of a two years course; but he yielded to the persuasions of Judge Story, who u also a constant subject of our talks; and he used to quote and read favorite passages which we earnestly discussed together. Among all the poets, at this time certainly, Gray was his favorite; W. W. Story gave Sumner, Jan. 1, 1834, a copy of Milton, inscribed with, From is grateful friend. and I have still a copy of his poems, presented to me by him, and full of annotations, many of which are due to these conversations. I shall never cease to feel grateful to him for these happy evenings,
Salem (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 6
. I ask you not to imagine that I am led into the above sentiment by the lines I have just quoted,—the best of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner,—but rather that I seize the lines to express and illustrate my feeling. This communication is made in the fulness of friendship and confidence. To your charity and continued interest in my welfare, suffer me to commend myself as Your affectionate friend, Chas. Sumner. P. S.—Browne has left Cambridge, and is for the winter at Salem. Hopkinson has also left, and is with H. H. Fuller in Boston. McBurney has a charge in Boston, which keeps him happy and busy,—the former par consequence from the latter. I feel quite alone. My chief company is the letters of my friends. Write me. C. S. To Charlemagne Tower. Sunday night, May 5, 1838. my dear Tower,—. . . Since my last, our junior professor Professor Ashmun.—as you have seen by the papers and by the eulogy I had the pleasure of sending to you—has died
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