an army, ready, on two hours notice, to fall in on twelve hours notice, to take the field.
This league gave confidence to those White
citizens who wished to end the reign of anarchy, by driving Kellogg
as a stranger from New Orleans, by sending Antoine
, the Negro porter, back to his stand in the Custom House
, and by installing General McEnery
and General Penn
in office, as the Governor
and Lieutenant-governor of their choice.
Election-day was coming on, when a new set of local legislators must be chosen.
The citizens wished to have as free and fair elections as were possible with the register drawn up by the scalawags and Black leaguers; but in order to have a free and fair election, it was necessary for the strangers to retire.
agreed with Conservative Senators
in New Orleans that Kellogg
was not the lawful Governor of Louisiana
But how were the White
citizens to use such pressure as would cause him to withdraw?
Besides the Federal
had considerable forces at his back; the city police, a Negro regiment, under General Badger
; and the