w he wanted to resume in peace the practice of his profession.
Well, go home and work, said Mr. Johnson.
He immediately returned to New Orleans, having borrowed $100 for that purpose, not being possessed of another cent in the world.
His palatial home in this city, with its fine furniture and mirrors, and magnificent library, had been confiscated when the city fell into the hands of the Federal forces, under General Butler.
He resumed the practice of his profession in partnership with Mr. Mott, and rapidly rose to the head of the Louisiana bar.
The principal factors in those stirring scenes, of which he was such a part, have nearly all passed away.
He and Mr. Garland and one other Senator, perhaps are all that remain of the Confederate Congress.
The years have passed on and a new South has grown on the ruins of the old, and of this South Mr. Semmes is still a conspicuous figure and active worker.
But as he himself said, the old life was full of grace and beauty, and has, fo