for de Republicans not to vote.
He want to come hisself.
He neber stay in New Orleans.
is de greatest big rascal in America
“Pinch seems put out,” the Senator
remarks, “but we must draw the line somewhere.
A sound party man, I draw a line at the penitentiary.
It may seem singular, but I object to sitting on the next chair to a Senator who has recently come out of jail.”
Emerging from the hall, and standing on the marble terrace looking over the Potomac
towards the mountains of Virginia
, I venture to say: “A White Revival seems to be setting in, not only in the South
, but in the North and West.
Have you Republicans no fear of going too far in trying to crush the whole White population of Louisiana
, and South Carolina
under the heels of a small majority of Negroes and Mulattoes?”
“Yes, frankly; we have gone too far. It was an error; but we seemed to have no choice.
We gave the Negroes votes in order to secure the policy of emancipation.
If all fear of a return to slavery were gone, we should be willing to allow each State to judge how far the franchise ought to go, and ”