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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4 (search)
ion of the United States troops. They were accompanied by Wallace, the marshal, who took care to suggest to the officers in dy of soldiers and instantly accepted their services. Marshal Wallace officiously reminded him that these were the offensivethey organized the House of Representatives by choosing W. H. Wallace their Speaker, and Sloan, Clerk. Whilst organizing the members would have reduced their majority to one. When Wallace was elected Speaker a message was sent to the Senate, but y and the Secretary of the State to deliver the returns to Wallace, the Speaker of the House. Mackey seemed anxious to enled a constabulary force, and the next day Mackey informed Wallace that at 2 P. M. the constabulary force, aided by the Unite not to do that which their adversaries wished them to do, Wallace and the House left the Hall and returned to that in which urt was prayed for a mandamus against Mackey to give up to Wallace the election returns. The court objected; that mandamus c