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“ [110] Appropriation Bill; but I refuse to let them bring it in; and tell the leaders plainly that they have no legal powers.”

“If President Grant decides to support General Sheridan, do you think the new Legislature may be got to work?”

“I hope the best; but I am sickening of my tasks. I shall be happy when the moment comes for my release.”

“Release! Does any one hinder you from leaving New Orleans?”

“A sense of duty hinders me. I am a party man. Believing that the principles of my party are the best for every corner of America, I have done my best to plant them in this region of the South. My work is not yet done; but I am older than I was ten years ago. I have deserved my rest, but shrink from taking it so long as any chance remains of finishing what I came into this State to do.”

His tone is grave and almost sad.

“ What is my life in New Orleans that I should wish to stay? To be regarded as an alien or denounced as an adventurer is nothing. I am shunned by everyone except the wretch who seeks a place. ”

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