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Geneseo (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
f them has often brought tears to my eyes of late. You are present to my mind every hour in the day, and all my thoughts of you are baptized with blessings. May God and good angels guard you, and restore your precious health! Among the many who during the summer and autumn proffered Sumner hospitality to assist in his recovery were Francis P. Blair, Sr., from Silver Springs, Md., the brothers (W. H. and J. T.) Furness from Philadelphia, the Barclays from Baltimore, Mrs. Wadsworth from Geneseo, John Jay from Bedford, Mr. Fish from New York and Newport, John Bigelow from New York, Parke Godwin from Roslyn, Mr. Pell from the highlands of the Hudson, Mr. Adams from Quincy, Amos A. Lawrence from Brookline, F. W. Bird from Walpole, R. B. Forbes from Milton, Ellis Gray Loring from Beverly, John E. Lodge from Nahant, and Joseph Lyman from Jamaica Plain. Everywhere in the free States doors would have swung open to receive the honored guest. Yale College, in August, conferred on him the
Venice (Italy) (search for this): chapter 12
uld soon be permitted to resume with unimpaired vigor all the responsibilities of his position. He paid tributes to his colleague, Mr. Wilson,—to his readiness, courage, and power, and his extraordinary energies equal to the extraordinary occasion; to Massachusetts, great in resources, great in children, approaching the pattern of a Christian commonwealth, standing forth the faithful, unseduced supporter of human nature; and to Quincy, now at the age of Dandolo when he asserted in behalf of Venice the same supremacy of powers, putting himself at the head of the great battle for liberty. He closed thus:— May it please your Excellency, I forbear to proceed further. With thanks for this welcome, accept also my new vows of duty. In all simplicity let me say that I seek nothing but the triumph of truth. To this I offer my best efforts, careless of office or honor. Show me that I am wrong, and I stop at once; but in the complete conviction of right I shall persevere against all t
Minden (La.) (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
g party had all along singled out Sumner as the mark of their insolence and bitterness. Candid Southerners admitted that the persistent abuse to which he was exposed was due to a consciousness of his superiority in character and in debate. Minden (La.) Herald. quoted by Campbell of Pennsylvania. in the House, July 12, 1856. Louisville Journal, May 24 In his defence of the Emigrant Aid Company, he was supplied with facts and points by letters from Rev. Edward E. Hale and Dr. Le Baron Rut of aggressive spirit, down to his final manly repulsion of offensive personalities. New York Times. May 30. Springfield Republican, May 24. Two Southern newspapers, the Louisville Journal (quoted in the New York Tribune, June 3, 1856) and Minden (La.) Herald., treated Butler and Douglas as aggressors, and Sumner as acting in self-defence. (Ante, p. 444) note.) James Watson Webb in the Courier and Enquirer, May 27, said that Sumner and other antislavery leaders had received ten times the amo
Austria (Austria) (search for this): chapter 12
. 8, 1863. Many letters of sympathy came to him from foreign friends. Macready wrote with affection, describing the universal sympathy in his country, and the indignation which had been called forth by the outrage inflicted by a cowardly and brutal ruffian. Cobden, testifying to the same opinions felt by all on that side of the Atlantic, expressed his dismay at the approval which the dastardly and brutal attack received from the Southern press, of which he said there was nothing so bad in Austria or Italy. Henry Richard, while confessing similar emotions, saw in the sequel of the speech the most expressive tribute to the power of high intellect consecrated by Christian principle. The Earl of Carlisle addressed him from Dublin as My dear hero, martyr friend, adding to the expression of his full and fervent sympathy as follows:— I think my predominant feeling is pride in you. Did I not always announce that you were to be an historic man? I really cannot tell you how strongly
Topeka (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
federal authority. After anxious conferences as to what was best to be done in their anomalous position of contending with a usurpation which had a certain legal sanction, they initiated proceedings for the formation of a State government, following substantially the methods which had been pursued in Michigan and California. In October they chose Reeder a delegate to Congress, and elected delegates to a constitutional convention; and the constitution framed by that body the same month, at Topeka, was approved by a popular vote in December. The next month (January, 1856) the first election was held for State officers and members of the legislature. The legislature met in March, elected senators, and applied to Congress for admission as a State. Only Free State men, though all legal voters were invited, took part in these proceedings, which were altogether provisional, and awaited the confirming action of Congress to give them vitality and force. As no executive act was attempted,
Arkansas (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
oks communicated his purpose to Edmundson, according to the latter's testimony (p. 1362). and in which Edmundson communicated it beforehand to Senator johnson of Arkansas (p. 1362), as well as the conversation between Edmundson and Keitt (p. 1363), shows how easily these men admitted one another into their confidence, and that an , Globe, pp. 1358, 1359; Emundson's speech, July 14, App. p. 1015.) Emundson, according to his own testimony, talked a few moments before with Senator Johnson of Arkansas about the propriety of Brooks's calling on [assaulting] Sumner in the Senate. (Globe, p. 1362.) Keitt is stated to have been seen with a pistol behind him. Gidd-three to sixty-eight. The Speaker appointed as the committee Campbell of Ohio, Pennington of New Jersey, Spinner of New York, Cobb of Georgia, and Greenwood of Arkansas,—the first three Republicans and Northern men, the last two Democrats and Southern men; not all of one party, like the Senate committee. The Senate committee re
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
ts, most of them retaining their old homes in Missouri and contemplating only a temporary sojourn inng interest of the country. Their leaders in Missouri were Atchison, late senator and president of ion. Secret societies were at once formed in Missouri for the purpose of sending companies of slavlegate to Congress returned to their homes in Missouri. The second was in March, 1855, when to the en the business was finished, marched back to Missouri. The result was a legislature worthy of its ays, in which he detailed the incursions from Missouri and commented on the complicity of the Adminin which Howard and Sherman joined (Oliver of Missouri dissenting). the committee found as a conclus for the territory was summoning a posse from Missouri,— the beginning of an armed descent on Lawrenegislature, and the successive invasions from Missouri, with Atchison in the foreground,—a familiar n now the black flag of the land-pirates from Missouri waves at the mast-head; in their laws you hea[7 more...]<
Columbia (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
and of fearless speech could again resume his seat. Vol. v. p. 333. Brooks, having affairs of honor on hand already mentioned, found it inconvenient to make a personal canvass for a reelection; and indeed there was no need of one. He remained in Washington, except for a few days which he passed at White Sulphur Springs. He however issued an address to his constituents, marked by a looseness and wildness of expression which betokened an ill-stored and ill-regulated mind. The Columbia (S. C.) Banner, July 23, 1856, copied in Boston Advertiser, July 28. These are specimens: I resigned my seat, and kicking the black dust of a black Republican majority from my feet, I left the hall in indignation and disgust. . . . My appeal is to you. If I have represented you faithfully, then re-elect me with a unanimity which will thunder into the ears of fanaticism the terrors of the storm that is coming upon them. He posed as the avenger of his State when a senator from. Massachusetts fa
Baltimore, Md. (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 12
a shock upon the brain. His walk was irregular and uncertain, and after slight efforts he would lose almost entire control of the lower extremities. By the advice of Dr. Lindsly, he left Washington July 7, and after stopping for a night at Baltimore with the Barclays, relatives of his brother Albert, went on to Philadelphia, where he became the guest of Rev. William H. Furness, and put himself under the medical care of Dr. Caspar Wister. His expectation when he went North was to be in hishealth! Among the many who during the summer and autumn proffered Sumner hospitality to assist in his recovery were Francis P. Blair, Sr., from Silver Springs, Md., the brothers (W. H. and J. T.) Furness from Philadelphia, the Barclays from Baltimore, Mrs. Wadsworth from Geneseo, John Jay from Bedford, Mr. Fish from New York and Newport, John Bigelow from New York, Parke Godwin from Roslyn, Mr. Pell from the highlands of the Hudson, Mr. Adams from Quincy, Amos A. Lawrence from Brookline, F.
Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 12
hes in length, and he was described by the undertaker as the largest framed and largest man who ever died in Washington. New York Evening Post, Jan. 29, 1857. A portrait of Brooks is given in Nicolay and Hay's Life of Lincoln, Century Magazine, June, 1887, p. 206. Of courage Brooks had given no proof. During the Mexican War, he raised a company of volunteers, but did no fighting. He went to Vera Cruz, but being taken ill returned home; and when he had recovered he rejoined his company in Mexico after the capture of the city. Butler said in a speech in June, 1856 (Congressional Globe, App. p. 631) that a sword was awarded Brooks for service in the Mexican War; but this is not stated in the eulogies on him at the time of his decease. If it is true, it proves little, as swords and titles were cheaply won in that war. Brooks's relation to Butler, the senator, was remote, being neither that of son, brother, or even nephew; and he was only the son of Butler's cousin, Whitfield
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