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Chelsea (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
doubtless indebted for the opportunity to earn it. His connection with the case is referred to in Mr. Choate's Works and Memoir, Vol. I. pp. 74, 75. See Boston Advertiser, Feb. 22, 1844. The Council Records of Massachusetts, March 31, 1846, with the report of a committee, March 19, give a detailed statement of the services of the several counsel. In the winter of 1844-45, he was counsel before a legislative committee in a case of considerable interest,—the petition of the people of Chelsea, then a town of three thousand inhabitants, for a railroad designed to connect that and neighboring communities with Boston by a land route; the connection being then by a railroad with a terminus at East Boston, and thence by ferry to the city proper. His argument for the petitioners, in which he laid stress on the superior advantages of an avenue by land rather than by ferry, was carefully matured, as his notes, which are preserved, show. The committee reported adversely; Senate Docu
Waltham (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
e has very little attention to spare from Peru. His materials for the Life of Philip are accumulating on his hands, and already are very rich. He has just returned from a pleasant trip to Niagara, with his daughter. . . . Mary and Julia are at Waltham; and Mary seems to gain in strength, or at least to hold her own,—so as for the time to banish the gloomy anxieties which I entertained six weeks ago. She walks and drives daily, and is near beautiful places and kind friends. You will rejoiceer with so much about myself. It is a perpetual ego. When I read your arrival in the newspaper, I shall send you a note of my health and whereabouts. Perhaps then you will find time to cheer me with a letter. My sister Mary still lingers at Waltham, enjoying occasional drives, but fading gradually. Adieu, with my welcome to your wife and sisters. Ever affectionately thine, C. S. P. S. The weather is not unpropitious, and I commence my journey this afternoon, going as far as Worces
Department de Ville de Paris (France) (search for this): chapter 30
George has passed the last summer and autumn in Spain, and I presume is now in Paris. Adieu, my dear friend, make my compliments to all your house, and believe me Ever most sincerely yours, Charles Sumner. To his brother George, Paris. Boston, Feb. 1, 1844. dear George,—I owe you many thanks for your long and interepher, for Hillard's memoir is an exquisite production. What are you about in Paris? Are you writing? You will read Milnes' article on Custine in the Edinburgh, y thing goes on well. Lieber, you know, is in Europe. My brother George is in Paris: he hopes to see you. You will find him sagacious, learned, humane, interested n in New England, and in the event of its success will be Minister to London or Paris, tells me that his party is united; that it was never more so; and that withoutts, instead of passing the day in carrying superfluous muskets! What a boon to Paris, if the immense sums absorbed in her fortifications were devoted to institution
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 30
ned. The edition bore the dedication, To the Honorable Joseph Story, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, in testimony of gratitude for his friendship and of admiration for his character, this American edition of Reports, apt notices of new publications in jurisprudence, and a great deal of intelligence with regard to this subject in the United States. You will be astonished to learn that there are at this time no less than seven law journals published in the UnitedUnited States. Of these I think the Law Reporter is by far the best. The commission on the codification of the criminal law in Massachusetts has nearly completed its report. As soon as it is printed, I shall have the pleasure of sending you a copy. tate of national dependence is promoted; and even England, at this moment, can hardly call herself independent of the United States. Your affectionate brother, Chas. To Dr. Samuel G. Howe. Boston, Aug. 27, 1844. dearest Howe,—My first lett
Berkshire (Mass.) (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
wife on landing. You will deem it, I fear, a sad welcome. I shall leave Boston, probably for Berkshire, as soon as my strength will permit. I long for a change of air and to taste the health of ththinks I may leave town next Wednesday, when I propose to take the railway by short stages for Berkshire, where I have several friends. Mrs. Appleton, A kinswoman of Sumner, ante, Vol. I. p. 2, no dwelling during my whole illness—of a journey bringing with it variety of scene and air. From Berkshire my present intention is to go, by the way of the North River and New York, to Newport, where I shall breathe still another atmosphere, unlike that which enfolds the woody hills of Berkshire. Believe me, dear Mrs. Waterston, though this note comes so tardily, truly grateful for your kindnesnt it would be with difficulty that I should walk to the head of Hancock Street. I shall go to Berkshire, where the atmosphere is particularly kindly and favorable to broken-down characters like myse
Julia (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
o a triumph. I do not feel strong enough for a long letter. Good-by! Ever affectionately yours, Chas. To his brother George. Boston, July 31, 1844. my dear George,—As I cannot yet hold a pen in my feverish fingers, I take advantage of Julia's kindness to send you from my bed a word of greeting. Since I last wrote you (July 15), I have been seriously ill,—more so than ever before in my life; and I understand that for several days Dr. Jackson and several others entertained but faint It is a collection of translations The Poets and Poetry of Europe, with Introductions and Biographical Notices,— published in 1845. from Anglo-Saxon, Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, German, Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. . . . But I weary Julia's hand; and my own weakness admonishes me to seek my bed for the night. I believe Howe will return in a sailing packet; so I shall not see him so soon as I had expected. I long to see him, and to hear from his affectionate lips the narrative of<
George's Island (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
er has skilfully piled up, the arches which he has builded, and the cunning defences that he has contrived, are all useless labors. Better far if the money which has been drained from the treasury for this purpose had been devoted to institutions of benevolence and learning, to colleges, academies, and hospitals. Then should our State—all whose endowments for purposes of learning, including even those of Harvard College, do not equal the money so idly wasted in the brick and mortar of George's Island—blossom like a rose. The age of war among civilized nations has passed, and each year of peace is an additional testimony to this truth. Thus far in history nations have been towards each other as individuals in the earlier ages, when the trial by battle was a common mode of determining disputes. If a question arose with regard to the title to a piece of land, it was determined, not by a judicial tribunal as in our days of civilization, but by wager of battle, the forms of which ar
France (France) (search for this): chapter 30
aware that, in all the threatenings of war which have lowered during the last ten years, the intervention of some friendly power, promoting peace, has actually taken place or been in contemplation. Thus, even in the extremity of our affair with France with regard to the twenty-five millions of francs, it is matter of private history that King William was prepared to intervene with his mediation in the event of an actual rupture. I cannot but think that you regard with the complacency of another age the immense military establishments and fortifications by which you are surrounded. What a boon to France, if her half million of soldiery were devoted to the building of railways and other internal improvements, instead of passing the day in carrying superfluous muskets! What a boon to Paris, if the immense sums absorbed in her fortifications were devoted to institutions of benevolence! She has more to fear from the poverty and wretchedness of her people than from any foreign foe; n
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
ed the Massachusetts House of Representatives, of which he was a member, against an extension of equity jurisdiction, by brandishing, in a theatrical way, the voluminous record of an equity case; but success won in this way was short-lived. Law Reporter, April, 1846, Vol. VIII. pp. 556-558. The American sources of the annotator of English Chancery Reports were then very limited, consisting chiefly of the New York series of reports by Johnson, Paige, and Edwards, a few volumes issued in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Maryland, besides cases in equity heard in other States, which were intermingled in the reports with those decided at law. But the English Chancery Reports published later than Vesey's, and Story's treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, his greatest work, supplied rich materials. These Sumner faithfully used; and he added—a novel feature in an edition of Reports—biographical notices of judges and lawyers whose names occur in the text. The extensive annotations of Hove
Salem (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 30
44 Sumner undertook to edit the Equity Reports of Francis Vesey, Jr., numbering twenty volumes, for a well-known law-publishing house in Boston, who were then issuing a series of English Chancery Reports. They had already engaged Mr. Perkins, of Salem, to furnish the notes for Brown's Reports; and they applied to Sumner to annotate Vesey, offering two thousand dollars. He was reluctant to enter upon the labor, recommending in his stead Mr. Perkins, who, was however, too much preoccupied to und Review, for intolerance of mind, when the latter assailed them as absurdities. But his interest in these and kindred novelties entirely ceased when he became absorbed in the grave issues of peace and freedom. No mention of John W. Browne, of Salem, the classmate with whom he was most intimate, has been made since their association as students was referred to, and once only he reappears before Sumner laid a chaplet on his grave. Their correspondence substantially ceased soon after they wer
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