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[24] her trade, her credit, and her hope, the city rose in her despair and put the question to herself:--Shall the White family perish on the Gulf of Mexico?

Her answer was emphatic. A reaction instantly set in — a reaction in the sense of setting the question of race above that of party — the Republic above the Republicans.

In clubs, in drawing-rooms, in magazines and stores, a White sentiment began to show. This movement was directed less against the coloured people than against the strangers and scalawags, who managed the coloured people for party purposes. A league was understood; a White League, in opposition to the Black League; but the members held no meetings, named no committees, elected no chiefs. It was a sentiment rather than a society; but the European genius is organic; and the European sentiment was ready to take an active shape.

These leaguers, say they, are not a party but a people, and the object of their union is to save the White race. Yet, as nearly every white man in New Orleans has been a soldier, the leaguers are

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