roaring, we count the heads, and find them twenty-four Whites to twenty-eight Blacks.
Twenty-four and twenty-eight make fifty-two; four members short of a legal quorum!
Yet the Speaker
has just assured us that the House
we see is a full House
Counting again we find our numbers true.
“Do you consider this assembly a lawful House
, Mr. Speaker
“Yes, a lawful House
, the Second Chamber
“Only fifty-two members are present.”
“ Fifty-six answer to their names.”
0, Michael Hahn
On passing to the Upper House
, we find a tall, pale Negro, with a small head and dissipated face, presiding over fifteen Black and thirteen White
senators, who are debating whether they shall or shall not read the Senators
a lesson by sending Pinchback
up again as State Senator
This pale and dissipated Negro is the Hon. Caesar C. Antoine
of the State
, sitting in the chair by virtue of his office.
No Conservative senators are present.
Caesar C. Antoine
is an African of pure blood,