is fond of titles, and the coloured members like to hear themselves called a Legislature.
We are waiting for a compromise.
If President Grant
is firm, the other side will soon make terms.
I could find the three voters to make up my quorum, but I will not pay the price.
I wish to have an honest Government, and should be rather glad than otherwise to have a Conservative majority in the Lower House
people are easier to satisfy than Black.”
“Why let the Chamber
meet, transact business, and print journals, as though they were a lawful Legislature?”
“I cannot help myself.
The other side are rich, and we are poor.
's group, composed of rich people, can live without their pay; our group, composed of needy persons, must be paid.
Unless we have a pretext for giving them three dollars a day, they cannot stay in New Orleans.
In less than a week thirty out of the fifty would be gone.
I let them meet, attend to formal matters, and receive their salaries, but I caution them to leave all serious business till we see our way. There is a fight between us. The Chambers
are burning to pass an ”