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is new acquaintances was Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. He met the French princes at Henry Reeve's, and also at Twickenham, where the Due d'aumale was living. One afternoon he joined in a fete champetre at Holland House. After seven weeks in London, passed in a round of social engagements,—which were enjoyable, though overtaxing his strength,—he left the metropolis, going first to Midhurst, where he was two nights with Mr. Cobden, who urged a week's visit, and then by way of Weymouth and Jersey to Normandy, where he had engaged to visit Tocqueville at his chateau. Returning to Paris, he next made an excursion to Switzerland, the Italian lakes, Holland, and Belgium. He wrote to C. F. Adams, September 14, from the Hague:— I know nothing of politics at home; but I have implicit faith in the future. 1 know we shall succeed. Your sons May expect to take part in the triumph, even if we have passed away. Courage! Be of good cheer; the cause cannot fail! I have been impressed b<
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ot return to public duties until after longer rest. October 8. Visited Holyrood Palace; in the afternoon started for Glasgow, where I arrived at dark on my way to the western Highlands. October 9. At seven o'clock went on board the steamer Iters from the Slave States. Pleasant evening. October 25. Mr. Stirling lent me his carriage and horses to take me to Glasgow, sixteen miles; on the way called and lunched at Erskine House with Lord and Lady Blantyre; met there Charles Howard. On reaching Glasgow drove to the Observatory to see Dr. Nichol; John P. Nichol (1804-1859), professor of astronomy. then back to the Queen's Hotel for the night. October 26. Took the early fast train at Glasgow, and reached Penrith at one o'clGlasgow, and reached Penrith at one o'clock, to visit Lord Brougham. His carriage was waiting for me at the station and took me to the Hall; lunched; walked in the grounds with him; then drove with Lady B. through Lowther Park; dinner; several guests; in the evening conversation; among t
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r, where I embarked on a small steamer with the passengers and their luggage for the steamer Niagara, a Cunard packet bound for Boston; at about three o'clock all was ready, and the voyage commenced. November 17. Tuesday. At midnight reached Halifax. The voyage has not been very rough; the first days were even pleasant; but I have suffered as ever from sea-sickness, and have not yet taken a single meal at the table. Much of my time has been passed in my state-room. . . . Went ashore at HaHalifax, and took a stroll through Mud and darkness; soon returned to the ship. November 18. At five o'clock this morning the steamer started for Boston. November 19. The day pleasant; harbor of Boston beautiful; about four o'clock steamer reached the wharf. Sumner left England against the protests of his friends, who felt certain that he required a longer period of recuperation. George Combe submitted his case to Sir James Clark, the Queen's physician, and both advised against his imm
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House of Commons and House of Lords; dined with Mr. Stirling, Sir William Stirling Maxwell. 1818-1878. He married Mrs. Norton in 1877, and both died within a year after their marriage. Ante, vol. II. p. 61. where were Lord Lansdowne, Mr. Ellice., Lady Molesworth, and Mrs. Norton, as beautiful as ever; afterwards to a party at Lord Kinnaird's, Ninth Baron. 1807-1878. where Mr. Webb Of Philadelphia. read. July 4. Gave up an engagement to dine with the Law Amendment Society at Greenwich, with Lord Brougham in the chair, that I might avoid public speaking; went to Cliveden, the villa of the Duchess of Sutherland, to pass Sunday; there were the Bishop of Oxford (Wilberforce), Gladstone, Labouchere Afterwards Lord Taunton. He married the daughter of the sixth Earl of Carlisle. and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, Charles Howard; pleasant talk. July 5. Sunday. Heard the bishop preach twice; pleasant talk again, and most hospitable welcome. July 6. Lady Mar
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provinces, which included Tours and the old chateaux of the Touraine; mettray, where he saw again Demetz, the founder of the penitentiary colony; Angers, Nantes, Bordeaux, and the Pyrenees. His sojourn in Paris after his return was very brief, and he was in London June 16. He was recruited by his journey to the west and south ofitiers. May 30. This is an old place. Early in the morning visited its cathedral, its ancient churches, and its library; at eleven o'clock took the train for Bordeaux, passing Angouleme; also Contras, the scene of Henry IV.'s battles, and St. Emilion. In the evening went for a little while to the magnificent theatre. May 3r to see everything; found, after two efforts, the tomb and effigies of Montaigne; in the evening tired, tired, tired; obliged to take to my bed. June 1. Left Bordeaux by rail for Bayonne. Dreary country, flat, with peasants on stilts. On reaching Bayonne, went out to Biarritz, the famous watering-place, where the emperor has
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the constitution without slavery. The instrument was so drawn as to imply a certain sanction of slavery in whichever way adopted, and the Free State men withheld their votes. It was therefore adopted with slavery, and submitted to Congress by the President in a message, Feb. 2, 1858, in which he declared that by the decision of the Supreme Court slavery exists in Kansas by virtue of the Constitution of the United States, and that Kansas is therefore at this moment as much a slave State as Georgia or South Carolina. Douglas promptly, at the beginning of the session, took ground against the admission of Kansas under that constitution thus forced on the people, maintaining that according to the principle of popular sovereignty the inhabitants should have perfect liberty to vote slavery up or down, and vaunting his indifference as to which they did. He said with emphasis, Why force this constitution down the throats of the people of Kansas, in opposition to their wishes and our pledges
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t prison discipline. For some years he had left this subject, being entirely absorbed in other directions, and he thought the separate system had lost ground with the government. When arrested on the morning of the coup daetat, he was sent to Vincennes in one of the voitures cellulaires which he had helped to introduce, and thus had a practical opportunity of trying. He was profoundly convinced that the cellular system, even if abandoned for long terms, ought to be established for short termed with Appleton, where I met Captain Lynch, William F. Lynch (1805-1865), explorer of the Dead Sea. who told me many pleasant things of Ferruk Khan, the Persian ambassador. May 16. Visited the Bibliotheque d'arsenal, then the chatteau at Vincennes, then Pere la Chaise; dined at the Cafe Anglais as the guest of a few Americans here. May 17. Through the kindness of Comte de Kergorlay, attended a concert of about twelve hundred voices of young musicians under the auspices of the city of
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no substantial and certain gain was as yet apparent. A number of friends met Sumner as he left the ship at East Boston, on the afternoon of November 19,—among them his colleague, Wilson, and Mr. Banks, who had just been chosen governor of Massachusetts. Driving with them to his mother's house in Hancock Street, he found a company of two or three hundred persons gathered in the street to give him welcome, to whom he said: This welcome is entirely unexpected; it takes me by surprise; it fill was found to be hazardous, and given up. Works, vol. IV. p. 330. As he sailed from New York for Havre, in the Vanderbilt, May 22, just two years from the day when he was assaulted in the Senate, he addressed a letter to the people of Massachusetts, explaining his absence from his post in search of health, and saying he should have resigned it if he had foreseen at the beginning the duration of his disability. Works, vol. IV. pp. 408, 409. The best wishes of his countrymen for his r
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nd stage-coach nineteen years before. The condition of his health during the voyage is described in the New York Tribune, April 11, 13. Reaching Paris by way of Havre and Rouen, March 23, he found there American and English friends to welcome him,—among the former T. G. Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. George B. Emerson, and Madame Laugele up of mere jottings of each day's experiences; and the larger part of it is here given:— March 21. A most interesting day. The steamer entered the dock [at Havre] between six and seven o'clock in the morning, and we landed about eight o'clock. Walked about and enjoyed the foreign aspect; went through the farce of custom-houn foot or horseback all the exercise he could possibly bear was found to be hazardous, and given up. Works, vol. IV. p. 330. As he sailed from New York for Havre, in the Vanderbilt, May 22, just two years from the day when he was assaulted in the Senate, he addressed a letter to the people of Massachusetts, explaining his a
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rage de la Meduse. June 16. Left Paris in train for Boulogne; while train stopped at Amiens for refreshments ran to see the famous cathedral; crossing from Boulogne to Folkestone was quite sea-sick; met aboard Miss Hosmer the sculptor, Gibson, Macdonald, and other artists from Rome; reached London between nine and ten o'clock in the evening. June 17. Looked about for permanent lodgings; took rooms at No. 1 Regent Street [Maurigy's]; saw my old friend J. Parkes, and dined with him in Saville Row. June 18. Left a few cards on old friends; saw the queen in her carriage coming from the levee; went to the opera, Don Giovanni; afterwards to Monckton Milnes, who seemed much altered since I knew him. June 19. Down into the city; dined at Dolby's; in the evening went to Albert Smith's Mont Blanc. June 20. Passed some time with Lord Brougham,—very kind, but old; drove with the Mackintoshes in Hyde Park; dined at Russell Sturgis's. June 21. Church in the Abbey; found myself
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