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[104] 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 of Louisiana.”

“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 in Washington a lesson by sending Pinchback up again as State Senator for Louisiana? This pale and dissipated Negro is the Hon. Caesar C. Antoine, Lieutenant-governor 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,

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