An orderly rides in now and then, but Sheridan
remains at his hotel-still known as Headquarters of the Missouri
, not as Headquarters of the Gulf
No one is allowed to enter St. Louis Street except the orderlies, nor is anyone allowed to pass the sentries in Royal Street, except reporters for the press, officers on duty, and members of the House
provided with certificates.
, of the congressional sub-committee, presents his card, and is refused admission to the State House
, anxious to have witnesses of the scene, invite Foster
, as well as Potter
, to attend the opening of the assembly.
The three members come together, but the sentries push them back.
As chairman of the sub-committee, Foster
sends for a superior officer, who, after an explanation, passes them on, but firmly declines to pass the gentlemen in their train.
A little before twelve o'clock, the Conservatives march down Royal Street in a body, when the officer on duty asks to see their papers.
Four of their number, having no certificates, are pushed aside, until their cases have been heard.
The others pass through corridors lined with soldiery, and anterooms reeking with the stench of cheap cigars