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s availing himself of every opportunity to work political ends beneficial to himself. In this instance Wells protested to me against his removal, and also appealed to the President for an opinion of the Attorney-General as to my power in the case; and doubtless he would have succeeded in retaining his office, but for the fact that the President had been informed by General James B. Steadman New Orleans, June 19, 1867. Andrew Johnson, President United States, Washington City: Lewis D. Campbell leaves New Orleans for home this evening. Want of re- spect for Governor Wells personally, alone represses the expression of indigna- tion felt by all honest and sensible men at the unwarranted usurpation of General Sheridan in removing the civil officers of Louisiana. It is believed here that you will reinstate Wells. He is a bad man, and has no influence. I believe Sheridan made the removals to embarrass you, believing the feeling at the North would sustain him. My conviction