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“ Go home, gentlemen,” said Marr. “ Provide yourselves with rations and blankets, and assemble at two o'clock, when arms and leaders will be ready.”

Packard, feeling uneasy about the mass meeting, had telegraphed to Jackson, in Mississippi, for troops, and early in the day a company had arrived in New Orleans. These troops were at the Custom House. He now sent messages to Holly Springs, and was informed by wire that four additional companies were coming to his aid. He chuckled in his sleeve. “There is little doubt of a conflict to-night,” he joyfully telegraphed to Washington. “I have a company of United States troops guarding the Custom House. Four companies are en route from Holly Springs. The local authorities have several hundred men under arms at the State House and arsenals.”

When Marr went away, Kellogg sent for General Badger and arranged with him the details of an attack on the White citizens. The police, under Badger's orders, were a regiment, drilled and armed like our Irish constabulary, and furnished with a park of guns. This force is raised and paid by the

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