's legal adviser, to call out troops in order to execute the mandate of his court?
The President was supposed to have two objects in view at New Orleans; first, to secure the State
vote for his second term as President
; second to procure the State
senatorship for his brother-in-law, James B. Casey
For either of these purposes Federal troops might be employed by an unscrupulous President
; but Judge Durell
was trying to get the Senatorship for Norton
, and therefore unlikely to assist in bringing Casey
to the front.
Neither Governor Warmoth
nor General McEnery
could make it out. Against whom was Packard
to march the Federal
Time solved the mystery.
Stephen B. Packard
got his telegram on Wednesday night. Next evening, Durell
sent for him to his private lodgings on important business.
, an attorney acting for the scalawags, was sitting at Durell
's table, writing out an order, which the judge explained to his visitor.
was to ask for troops, to march on the State House
, and to hold that edifice against all comers.
In New Orleans the Capitol
is both executive office