say, by doubts and scruples as to where his duty lies.
All three are gentlemen of property.
“We claim,” says General McEnery
, “ to represent ninety-five per cent. of all the property in this city, ninety-eight per cent. of all the property in this State.”
From what we learn in other quarters we have reason to believe this statement true.
“And yet,” adds Penn
, laughing, we, who own nearly all the property in the State
, are bandits!
Bandits are not usually men of property; are not so in Spain
, in Greece
, in Asia Minor
, and in California
If Vasquez were able to read the papers, he would be pleased to find, on the authority of General Sheridan
, that a good many of his brethren sit on the bench and practise at the bar.
“No one contests your claim to represent the wealth of New Orleans; the question is about inhabitants, not property; and you claim, we understand, to have a true majority of votes in favour of the Conservative candidates?”
“We have,” the Governor
answers, “a majority of votes; not large, yet large enough for us, if we are left alone, to carry on the government, and restore a reign of peace.”