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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
00,000 or $3,000,000,000. . . . You know that the writ of habeas corpus, by which government is bound to render a reason to the judiciary before it lays its hands upon a citizen, has been called the high-water mark of English liberty. Jefferson, in his calm moments, dreaded the power to suspend it in any emergency whatever, and wished to have it in eternal and unremitting force. The present Napoleon, in his treatise on the English constitution, calls it the gem of English institutions. Lieber says that the habeas corpus, free meetings like this, and a free press are the three elements which distinguish liberty from despotism. All that Saxon blood has gained in the battles and toils of 200 years are these three things. But today, Mr. Chairman, every one of them —habeas corpus, the right of free meeting, and a free press—is annihilated in every square mile of the republic. We live to-day, every one of us, under martial law. The Secretary of State puts into his bastile, with a wa
, Port Royal, White House, and City Point her incessant labor brought on fever and caused her death July 27, 1864 tribute of the Sanitary Commission Bulletin, Dr. Lieber and others, to her memory Romantic interest encircles the career of this brilliant and estimable lady, which is saddened by her early doom, and the grief of irst is taken from the Sanitary Commission Bulletin, of August 15, 1864, and we copy also the beautiful tribute to the memory of the departed contributed by Dr. Francis Lieber, of Columbia College, to the New York Evening Post. The briefer extract is from a letter which appeared in the columns of the New York Herald of July 31st, d to Washington, where, after a serious illness of several weeks, she, when apparently convalescing, relapsed, and fell another martyr to a love of country. Dr. Lieber says: Mrs. Barlow, (Arabella Griffith before she married), was a highly cultivated lady, full of life, spirit, activity and charity. General Barlow ent
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 5: year after College.—September, 1830, to September, 1831.—Age, 19-20. (search)
blic held a pledge of him, and other kindly words. Little thought the great orator that he was greeting one who was to succeed him in the Senate, with a longer term and, as time may show, a more enduring fame than his own. The prize was given in Lieber's Encyclopaedia Americana, valued at thirty dollars. The books were afterwards sent to Sumner, with a note signed by Mr. Webster, certifying that they were awarded as a premium for the essay. His classmates were greatly pleased with his succesudge Shaw had finished the evening lecture) by Mr. Webster himself, in presence of the society, and found to contain my name. I had to step out and receive some compliments from the godlike man, and the information that the society awarded to me Lieber's Encyclopaedia Americana, price thirty dollars. Surely the prize and praise were most easily gained. Mind you, I tell this with no vanity. It requires, though, the eye of a friend not to read in the foregoing lines a self-praising disposition.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 7: study in a law office.—Visit to Washington.—January, 1854, to September, 1834.—Age, 23. (search)
l members of Congress and other persons of distinction; most worthy of note among them was Dr. Francis Lieber, between whom and Sumner a long intimacy now began. They were introduced to each other by a note of Richard Peters, commending Dr. Lieber to Sumner. Mrs. Peyton recalls the tall youth from Boston, sitting with the guests who gathered at the fireside in the large parlor. Dr. John B. Blat indisposed to much exercise of the mind. I have found time, though, to read an able work of Dr. Lieber on the Girard Seminary, and to run my eyes through a law-book on Tenures, and to prepare a lawe. Good-by. Chas. You will see that this is written in a hurricane of haste. To Dr. Francis Lieber, Philadelphia. Boston, July 17, 1834. my dear doctor,—Yours containing the notice of Mmy ignorance my indulgent friends. Can I help you about towns? Mittermaier had requested Dr. Lieber to contribute to a German magazine an article on Towns. This was prior to the publication of
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 8: early professional life.—September, 1834, to December, 1837.—Age, 23-26. (search)
d Hoffman's Anthony Grumbler, pp. 482-504, and Lieber's Hermeneutics, Jan. 1838, Vol. XLVI pp. 300-of the acquaintance of Dr. Francis Lieber Dr. Lieber was born in Berlin, in 1800. Having been a Judge Story wrote to Sumner, Dec. 2, What poor Lieber will do without you, I know not. He will die, uminous, and never-ending correspondence. Dr. Lieber wrote, Sept. 23, 1837:— Let me thank ym-book with this title, All sorts of stuff for Lieber. It would be a real service of friendship. before. . . . Yours truly, C. S To Dr. Francis Lieber. Boston, Aug. 25, 1835. my dear doctWritings of George Washington, Vol. X. p. 23. Lieber's Political Ethics (1875) Vol. II. pp. 30-34.y faithfully yours, Chas. Sumner. To Dr. Francis Lieber, New York. Boston, Nov. 17, 1836. myis Lieber. Boston, Sept. 11, 1837. my dear Lieber,—On Nepotism, see a capital letter of General ushrod Washington to an office. Ante, p. 173. Lieber's Political Ethics (1875), Vol. II. pp. 30-34[26 more...]<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 9: going to Europe.—December, 1837.—Age, 26. (search)
ster; Dr. Channing to the Baron de Gerando. Dr. Lieber did his utmost to make his journey agreeableek the highest intellectual cultivation. Dr. Lieber, who joined heartily in Sumner's plans, gavents, and anecdotes. With the exception of Dr. Lieber and Mr. Daveis, Sumner's friends did not encin his welfare, and full of benedictions. Dr. Lieber, who addressed him as Young man on the thresinstructor in the Law School; to Mr. Daveis, Dr. Lieber, Professor Greenleaf, Longfellow, Cleveland,ers and judges. Letters. To Dr. Francis Lieber, Columbia, S. C. Boston, Oct. 21, 1837.cis Lieber. Boston, Nov. 19, 1837. my dear Lieber,—Yet in Boston! you will exclaim. Ay; perver ever, faithfully, Chas. Sumner. To Dr. Francis Lieber. New York, Dec. 7, 1837. my dear LieLieber,—I have returned from a flying visit to Washington, where I found the warm reflection of your fr The omitted part of this letter relates to Dr. Lieber's Political Ethics, advising at length as to[1 more...]<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 11: Paris.—its schools.—January and February, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
above the everyday services which are invaluable to a foreign student not yet familiar with the country, its language, teachers, and authors. Sumner visited him freely, and seems to have regarded him, while in Paris, very much as he had regarded Lieber at home. He was also indebted to Foelix for a personal introduction to Pardessus. Of comparative jurisprudence, which was the specialty of Foelix, Sumner spoke, some years afterwards, as kindred to those other departments of knowledge which ex of Peers and Deputies, Dupin, Berryer, Guizot, Thiers, Odilon Barrot, Arago, and Lamartine. During his sojourn in Paris, he wrote fully of his experiences to Judge Story, Hillard, Greenleaf, Longfellow, Felton, Cleveland, Charles S. Daveis, Dr. Lieber, and William W. Story. Most of these letters, as well as some to his family, are preserved,—from which extracts, in connection with the journal, will be given. One remarks, in reading his letters, how warm was his affection for his friends,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 12: Paris.—Society and the courts.—March to May, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
uch here to interest me as I anticipated. The lectures, the courts, the arts,—each would consume a year, to say nothing of the language which I am trying after very hard. Love to all. As ever, affectionately yours, Chas. Sumner. To Dr. Francis Lieber, Columbia, S. C. Paris, March 9, 1838. my dear Lieber, —I was longing to hear from you when your agreeable letter of Jan. 18 came upon me. Here at Paris I have to satiety the richest fare for mind, and body also; that is, when I choose Lieber, —I was longing to hear from you when your agreeable letter of Jan. 18 came upon me. Here at Paris I have to satiety the richest fare for mind, and body also; that is, when I choose to extend my hand for it: but that does not make me wish any the less for a cup of refreshing drink from the distant waters of my own country. A word from a friend, when it has traversed so many ridges of the sea, becomes tenfold consecrated. All that you have promised for me in Europe has been more than realized. I have seen new lives; and the life of life seems to have burst upon me. Cicero could hardly have walked with a more bounding and yet placid joy through the avenues of his Elysium,<
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 13: England.—June, 1838, to March, 1839.—Age, 27-28. (search)
of nearly three months and a half. Among many expressions of satisfaction with his journey is the following, written to Dr. Lieber, Nov. 16:— I arrived in town ten days ago, after a most delightful and thrilling journey through various parts ofelations with them, endeavored to promote the reading of American books in England. He obtained an English publisher for Lieber's Political Ethics, and sought to interest in the work the managers of the leading reviews. He also rendered a similar ty, and personal experiences; and with less frequency and detail to Professor Greenleaf, Felton, Cleveland, Longfellow, Dr. Lieber, Mr. Daveis, and a few others. These letters were written with no view to publication or even preservation, but simplyerview, that Europe would only spoil him. Ante, p. 198. Such thoughts appear in letters to Judge Story, Aug. 18, 1838; Dr. Lieber, Nov. 16 and Dec. 13, 1838; Hillard, Dec. 11, 1838, March 13, 1839; and Professor Greenleaf, Jan. 21, 1839. To Mr.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 1, Chapter 14: first weeks in London.—June and July, 1838.—Age, 27. (search)
. We have no man like him; in some respects he reminded me of William Sullivan, 1774-1839; an eminent lawyer of Boston, and a Federalist in politics. As an author, he wrote upon the characters and events of the American Revolution. Ante, p 83. but he made more of an effort than I ever heard Mr. Sullivan make; and yet there was rather a want of power. Lord John Russell Lord John Russell (now Earl) was born in 1792. In 1838 he was the Secretary of the Home Department. Sumner wrote to Lieber, Sept. 3, 1838: You are right in your supposition about Lord John Russell. He is one of the greatest men I have seen in England. rose in my mind the more I listened to him. In person diminutive and rickety, he reminded me of a pettifogging attorney who lives near Lechmere Point. He wriggled round, played with his hat, seemed unable to dispose of his hands or his feet; his voice was small and thin, but notwithstanding all this, a house of upwards of five hundred members was hushed to catch
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