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[94] Government, and enjoying this patronage most of all in the Southern States. The President of such a body holds a post of great advantage, and General Warmoth turned his openings to such good account that he carried the Governorship of Louisiana under the Reconstruction Act.

Of Warmoth's administration every man speaks according to his party leanings: his friends affirming that he kept order and encouraged trade, while his opponents call him a rogue, a thief, a coward, and a murderer. Conservatives who have no cause to love him, allow that in a post of great risk and heavy trials he proved himself to be a fairly able and a moderately honest man.

Fair enemies do him so much justice; not so his former friends, either Republican fanatics or Conservative trimmers. The Republican fanatics accuse him of being the ruin of their party in New Orleans. Warmoth, they say, disgraced the Republican flag by his corruption. Warmoth, in connexion with Senator Jewell, started the Fusion, by which their party was divided into two camps. Warmoth, they allege, paralyses the Grand Army of the Republic. Where is the Grand Army? Why

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