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Excerpt from Speech of Hon. Timothy O. Howe, of Wisconsin, in the Senate of the United States, Monday, the 25th of March, 1878: On His Resolution Calling on the President for Information Touching the Defalcation of W. R. WhittakerI do not mean to intimidate a doubt that President Hayes was entitled to the vote of Louisiana. It is my settled belief that Louisiana declared fExcerpt from Speech of Hon. Timothy O. Howe, of Wisconsin, in the Senate of the United States, Monday, the 25th of March, 1878: On His Resolution Calling on the President for Information Touching the Defalcation of W. R. WhittakerI do not mean to intimidate a doubt that President Hayes was entitled to the vote of Louisiana. It is my settled belief that Louisiana declared for him. But all I certainly know is that if Packard was not elected, President Hayes was not. If the latter is not a usurper Nicholls is. I can see no possible escape from the conclusion either that the Presi dent has usurped his own office or that he has aided Governor Nicholls to usurp his. I can conceive how an apt politician, with handy convictions, trained to follow his wishes as the tides follow the moon, might fancy he believed either that Louisiana voted for Tilden and Nichols or for Hayes and Packard but no human Opinion is sufficiently pliant to believe that Hayes received the vote of Louisiana and that Packard did not. That result is simply impossible.Seeing the difficulties by which the President was environed, that the Army was shrunken to a skeleton, that it. Was exhausted in its conflicts with savages in the Northwest, and that a democratic House had deliberately refused to appropriate money for its support except upon the condition that it should not be employed in defense of the government of Louisi ana, I felt no disposition to complain of his neglect. But when that neglect is paraded not as a necessity but as a policy, and when I am required, upon my allegiance, not. Merely to excuse but to applaud it, I must decline. And I must be allowed to add that the path of duty was mapped out before the President, by the Constitution last March, quite as plainly as before President Buchanan in the winter of 1861; that his duty was less difficult of exe cation than was the duty charged upon Mr. Buchanan, and the desertion of the former was not less flagrant than that of the latter.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works....

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