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[86] proposes that the whole body of Conservative legislators shall march to the State House, lower down the street, and demand admission to their seats. Sixty-six gentlemen are present: the fifty-three members who are certified, and thirteen others who are wrongfully unseated by the Kellogg board.

“ You profess to be a lawful House?” we ask the Speaker.

“No,” says Wiltz, in a decided tone; “ We claim to be a legal quorum ; but we call ourselves a caucus, not an assembly; for we mean to keep within the law, even in such things as words.”

While Kidd is urging the Conservatives to take a more decided course, a telegram is sent to Washington, asking Senator Thurman for advice. Thurman is a leading Democrat, sitting in Congress for Ohio, and is much consulted by Conservatives in the South. “ Be patient,” is the wise reply.

“ Our policy is patience,” says the Speaker; “ we must wait. Time fights for us. The dodge of forty acres and a good mule cannot be tried again. All tricks wear out. We can afford to wait. Of course, we suffer by delay; but we should suffer more by violence. The gentlemen sitting on these benches ”

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