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October 19th (search for this): chapter 7
for the sake of harmony with the vast political army of which he had been a conscientious and courageous leader. Sumner's chief sympathizers at this time were the old Abolitionists and Free Soilers, with here and there men of radical ways of thinking, like Wayne MacVeagh and Horace Greeley. The latter advocated during the summer and autumn in the Tribune, in able and earnest leaders, June 14, 15. 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29; July 8, 10,11, 31; August 1, 26; September 18, 20, 30: October 7, 19. the admission of the negroes to suffrage as a just and politic measure, though disclaiming the purpose to make such admission an inexorable condition in reconstruction, and avoiding any reflection on the President's proceedings. George L. Stearns, of Massachusetts, distinguished for his services for the colored people, who had while raising negro troops in Tennessee become acquainted with Mr. Johnson, was at this time his apologist. New York Tribune, October 23. Not overlooking voices
October 29th (search for this): chapter 7
ng of the session of Congress in December, 1865, Sumner wrote several brief letters and communications with a view to promote the cause of equal suffrage, which found their way to the public—some to colored people in the South who sought his counsel and sympathy, May 13 (Works, vol. IX. p. 364); May (Ibid , p. 366); July 8 (Ibid, p. 430); August 16 (Ibid., p. 432). one to the mayor of Boston, July 4. Works, vol. IX. p. 429. and another to the editor of the New York Independent. October 29. Works, vol. IX. pp. 500-502. At this period death severed Sumner's relations with several friends with whom he had been more or less intimate. Edward Everett, whom he had known from youth, died Jan. 15, 1865. Their correspondence began as early as 1833; and while they had differed in domestic politics, they were sympathetic on literary and foreign questions. Some of Mr. Everett's later letters to Sumner concerned questions with England. Mr. Everett supported steadily the govern
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