Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
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Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)

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  • Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 11 (of 20)
    • CONTENTS OF VOLUME XI.
    • EXCLUSION OF WITNESSES ON ACCOUNT OF COLOR.
      • EXCLUSION OF COLORED TESTIMONY RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS.
      • EXCLUSION OF COLORED TESTIMONY IN THE SLAVE STATES.
      • SUMMARY STATEMENT OF THE RULE.
      • ECCENTRICITIES OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS.
      • CONSEQUENCES OF THIS EXCLUSION.
      • EXAMPLES OF HISTORY.
      • GROUNDS FOR THIS INJUSTICE.
      • CONCLUSION.
    • EXCLUSION OF COLORED TESTIMONY RECOGNIZED BY CONGRESS.
    • EXCLUSION OF COLORED TESTIMONY IN THE SLAVE STATES.
    • SUMMARY STATEMENT OF THE RULE.
    • ECCENTRICITIES OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS.
    • CONSEQUENCES OF THIS EXCLUSION.
    • EXAMPLES OF HISTORY.
    • GROUNDS FOR THIS INJUSTICE.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • THE MISSION TO BELGIUM.
    • CONSULAR PUPILS.
    • THE LATE HON. OWEN LOVEJOY, OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
    • COLORED SUFFRAGE IN THE TERRITORY OF MONTANA.
    • CLAIMS ON FRANCE FOR SPOLIATIONS OF AMERICAN COMMERCE PRIOR TO JULY 31, 1801.
      • CHARACTER OF THESE CLAIMS.
      • PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS.
        • I.—CLAIMS ANCIENT, BUT NOT STALE.
        • II.—POSSESSORS OF THE CLAIMS ARE NOT SPECULATORS.
        • III.—PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY NO REASON AGAINST PAYMENT OF JUST DEBTS.
      • I.—CLAIMS ANCIENT, BUT NOT STALE.
      • II.—POSSESSORS OF THE CLAIMS ARE NOT SPECULATORS.
      • III.—PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY NO REASON AGAINST PAYMENT OF JUST DEBTS.
      • STATEMENT OF THE QUESTION.
        • I. CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
        • II. COUNTER CLAIMS OF FRANCE, THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
        • III. ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE BY THE SET-OFF AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND COUNTER-CLAIMS.
        • IV. ASSUMPTION OF CLAIMS BY THE UNITED STATES, AND SUBSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES FOR FRANCE.
      • I. CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
      • II. COUNTER CLAIMS OF FRANCE, THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
      • III. ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE BY THE SET-OFF AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND COUNTER-CLAIMS.
      • IV. ASSUMPTION OF CLAIMS BY THE UNITED STATES, AND SUBSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES FOR FRANCE.
      • OBJECTIONS.
        • I.—WAR DID NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE.
        • II.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION.
        • III.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE CONVENTION OF 1831 WITH FRANCE.
        • IV.—THESE CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS ANNULLING THE FRENCH TREATIES.
        • V.—EARLY PERSISTENCY TO SECURE INDEMNITIES FROM FRANCE NO GROUND OF EXEMPTION FROM PRESENT LIABILITY.
        • VI.—THESE CLAIMS NEVER DESPERATE, SO AS TO BE OF NO VALUE.
      • I.—WAR DID NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE.
      • II.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION.
      • III.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE CONVENTION OF 1831 WITH FRANCE.
      • IV.—THESE CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS ANNULLING THE FRENCH TREATIES.
      • V.—EARLY PERSISTENCY TO SECURE INDEMNITIES FROM FRANCE NO GROUND OF EXEMPTION FROM PRESENT LIABILITY.
      • VI.—THESE CLAIMS NEVER DESPERATE, SO AS TO BE OF NO VALUE.
      • ALL OBJECTIONS ANSWERED.
      • JUST COMPENSATION.
      • VALUE OF ADVANTAGES TO THE UNITED STATES.
      • ACTUAL LOSSES TO CLAIMANTS.
      • RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE.
      • CONCLUSION.
      • APPENDIX.
    • CHARACTER OF THESE CLAIMS.
    • PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS.
      • I.—CLAIMS ANCIENT, BUT NOT STALE.
      • II.—POSSESSORS OF THE CLAIMS ARE NOT SPECULATORS.
      • III.—PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY NO REASON AGAINST PAYMENT OF JUST DEBTS.
    • I.—CLAIMS ANCIENT, BUT NOT STALE.
    • II.—POSSESSORS OF THE CLAIMS ARE NOT SPECULATORS.
    • III.—PRESENT CONDITION OF THE COUNTRY NO REASON AGAINST PAYMENT OF JUST DEBTS.
    • STATEMENT OF THE QUESTION.
      • I. CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
      • II. COUNTER CLAIMS OF FRANCE, THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
      • III. ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE BY THE SET-OFF AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND COUNTER-CLAIMS.
      • IV. ASSUMPTION OF CLAIMS BY THE UNITED STATES, AND SUBSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES FOR FRANCE.
    • I. CLAIMS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
    • II. COUNTER CLAIMS OF FRANCE, THEIR ORIGIN AND HISTORY.
    • III. ADJUSTMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE BY THE SET-OFF AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND COUNTER-CLAIMS.
    • IV. ASSUMPTION OF CLAIMS BY THE UNITED STATES, AND SUBSTITUTION OF UNITED STATES FOR FRANCE.
    • OBJECTIONS.
      • I.—WAR DID NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE.
      • II.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION.
      • III.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE CONVENTION OF 1831 WITH FRANCE.
      • IV.—THESE CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS ANNULLING THE FRENCH TREATIES.
      • V.—EARLY PERSISTENCY TO SECURE INDEMNITIES FROM FRANCE NO GROUND OF EXEMPTION FROM PRESENT LIABILITY.
      • VI.—THESE CLAIMS NEVER DESPERATE, SO AS TO BE OF NO VALUE.
    • I.—WAR DID NOT EXIST BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE.
    • II.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE LOUISIANA CONVENTION.
    • III.—THESE CLAIMS NOT EMBRACED IN THE CONVENTION OF 1831 WITH FRANCE.
    • IV.—THESE CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY THE ACT OF CONGRESS ANNULLING THE FRENCH TREATIES.
    • V.—EARLY PERSISTENCY TO SECURE INDEMNITIES FROM FRANCE NO GROUND OF EXEMPTION FROM PRESENT LIABILITY.
    • VI.—THESE CLAIMS NEVER DESPERATE, SO AS TO BE OF NO VALUE.
    • ALL OBJECTIONS ANSWERED.
    • JUST COMPENSATION.
    • VALUE OF ADVANTAGES TO THE UNITED STATES.
    • ACTUAL LOSSES TO CLAIMANTS.
    • RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • APPENDIX.
    • NO PROPERTY IN MAN: UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION WITHOUT COMPENSATION.
      • SPEECH.
    • SPEECH.
    • CASTE AND PREJUDICE OF COLOR.
    • FINAL REPEAL OF ALL FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTS.
    • THE NATIONAL BANKS AND THE CURRENCY.
    • BRANCH MINTS AND COINAGE.
    • REFORM IN THE CIVIL SERVICE.
    • COLORED SUFFRAGE IN WASHINGTON.
    • VOTE OF BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS NECESSARY TO READMISSION OF REBEL STATES.
    • NO TAX ON BOOKS.
    • CREATION OF THE FREEDMEN’S BUREAU: A BRIDGE FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM.
    • MAKE HASTE SLOWLY: IRREVERSIBLE GUARANTIES.
    • MEANS FOR THE WAR THE TRUE OBJECT OF THE TARIFF.
    • NO TAX ON EDUCATION.
    • ABOLITION OF THE COASTWISE SLAVE-TRADE.
    • OPENING OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS TO COLORED WITNESSES.
    • RECONSTRUCTION, AND ADOPTION OF PROCLAMATION OF EMANCIPATION BY ACT OF CONGRESS.
    • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF LITERATURE AND ART; ALSO OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES.
    • NO FINAL ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS WITHOUT INCREASED TAXATION.
    • REJOICING IN THE DECLINE OF THE REBELLION.
    • REPUBLICAN PARTY AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY.
    • SLAVERY AND THE REBELLION ONE AND INSEPARABLE: ISSUES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
      • SPEECH.
        • I.
        • II.
      • I.
      • II.
    • SPEECH.
      • I.
      • II.
    • I.
    • II.
    • FOOTNOTES
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