shall sit in the Legislature of a State?”
brings the matter home: “ Here we have a national gensdarmerie instead of a civil police!
The Legislature of Louisiana
is as much a part of our Government as the Legislature of New York.”
Men who have never before this moment mixed in politics, leave their books and join these enemies of President Grant
. “Here is an act done in a time of peace,” says Curtis
, “so dangerous to all civil freedom, so bold and reckless a violation of law, that men who have condoned everything else are compelled to speak out.”
, are forgotten in the fury now being vented on the great criminal at the White House
Impeachment is demanded in a thousand voices.
Resignation is suggested, and in fact announced.
The country seems aflame, the whole White
family rallying to the defence of outraged law.
Yesterday the President
seemed resolved to back his lieutenant.
He was asked by the Senate to state what is passing in New Orleans, and how he means to deal with matters; for the reports of Foster
, and Potter
to Congress, clearing the