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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 1: Louisiana. (search)
o opposition was expected by those Courts. Judge Durell, the only Federal magistrate in Louisiana, employed by an unscrupulous President; but Judge Durell was trying to get the Senatorship for Nortohis telegram on Wednesday night. Next evening, Durell sent for him to his private lodgings on import close the doors. When Billings had drawn and Durell signed his warrant, Packard left the two lawyeesident Grant, pretends to think that order of Durell lawful, or those proceedings of Packard just. s adopted and the Negro porter went before Judge Durell, not in open court, but in the Judge's lodgejudice of his claims-for five clear days! Judge Durell granted him an order in the terms set down.een compelled to own that the order made by Judge Durell on the application of Antoine was not only ics of Louisiana to the present hour! If Judge Durell had not signed that order, the legislature ace as reigns in Charleston and Raleigh. Judge Durell's order gave the partisans of Kellogg an ad[4 more...]
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 2: reign of anarchy. (search)
Chapter 2: reign of anarchy. On Monday morning, Packard, having the Republican writs in his hand, the Federal soldiers at his back, arrived at the Mechanics' Institute, in which edifice the Assembly was to meet. Caesar C. Antoine, holding Durell's order, stood at the door, pointing out who should enter and who should not enter. None but his friends were passed. Once in the legislative hall, these lost no time in prate, for Durell's order would expire on Wednesday, and many things had toDurell's order would expire on Wednesday, and many things had to be done before the Conservative members took their seats. The first thing was to depose Governor Warmoth and obtain possession of his official lists. But how was the lawful governor to be displaced? A Negro, named Pinchback, known familiarly as Pinch, offered his services to Kellogg-at a price. This Pinch, a bustling fellow, had been a steward on board a steamboat, and afterwards an usher in a gambling den; but, like others of his tribe, he found that politics paid him better than wash
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 11: the Rotunda. (search)
fficial superior, and some of the leading journals are demanding that Grant shall retire from the White House, leaving his powers in Wilson's hands. More than all else, Hamilton Fish declares that if the President sustains Sheridan and justifies Durell and Packard, he will resign his post as Secretary of State. This menace tells. Fish is not only the ablest man in Grant's Cabinet, but one of the ablest men in America. Bristow, Secretary of the Treasury, takes the same line as Fish. Without umour, and everyone begins to chatter and shake hands. Some slip away to spread the news elsewhere. The knots and groups break up, and many seek for details in the messages which still keep pouring in. Play over, says the well-known voice; Durell repudiated, Belknap discredited, Sheridan excused. The President abandons all responsibility. Sheridan is not sustained, and his recommendations are described as unlawful. Yes, the play is over. Sheridan will now have time for his pleasure tr