quorum is a body open to “ arrangements.”
believes that some of the voters may be bought.
Already, there are stories told of his having secured one vote.
He only needs two others to make his quorum.
He has every reason to bid brisk, for he is bound to either keep a show of legal order or confess his failure and retire.
His faction in the country is getting sick of him — a man who brings them no substantial gain, and lays them open to reproach of Caesarism.
's last appeal for help, the President
wired, impatiently: “It is exceedingly unpalatable to use troops in anticipation of danger; let the State
authorities be right, and then proceed with their duties.”
Other critics, also of his own party, show as much impatience as the President
, a Republican officer, is travelling through the country, and reporting on affairs to General Sherman
Morrow reports, according to his observation, that the South
is loyal to the Union
, but opposed to scalawags and carpet-baggers.
The Republican majority in Congress, scared by the November elections, have appointed a committee to visit New Orleans and look into the state of things.
Three members of this committee, Foster