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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 12

18. T[homas] F[rancis] Bayard [,Sr.], Military Interference with the Organization of the Legislature. Speech of Hon. T. F. Bayard, of Delaware, in the Senate of the United States, January 8, 1875 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1875). (21 p.)

Speech objecting to federal interference in the political affairs of Louisiana. Mr. Stone has marked several passages of this speech, including this one. “Give these people a government they can love; let men rule over them who they can respect; but do not give them these shams of free government, and not expect the results of tyranny to flow and form it. It will not work, gentlemen. The machinery of this country’s government was not intended for a despotism, and you cannot reach its results without radically changing that machinery, and at last in Louisiana it has been openly sought to be radically changed.”