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Dennis was appointed to a sinecure position in the supervising architect's office at Washington at a salary of seven dollars a day.

One of the negroes who assisted Dennis in making up the spurious returns for Alachua county, and swore to affidavits for him, was appointed night inspector in the Philadelphia custom-house.

The other negro who rendered Dennis the same service was appointed a clerk to the auditor of the treasury for the Post-Office Department.

Joseph Bowes, who had the "little jokers” printed, and voted seventy-three of them himself, and who was one of the busiest manufacturers of affidavits, and who had to flee the State to escape the legal penalties of his iniquity, took refuge in Washington, where he was rewarded with a clerkship in the Treasury Department, on a salary of $1,600 per annum.

W. K. Cessna, county judge of Alachua county, who assisted Dennis in procuring Green R. Moore to make his $100 affidavit, was appointed postmaster at Gainesville, Fla.

Lewis A. Barnes, another of Dennis' assistants, was appointed register of the Land Office at Gainesville.

Moses J. Taylor, the clerk of Jefferson county and inspector of one of the polls of the Monticello precinct, who got away with all but five of the Democratic tickets and substituted Republican tickets, was also made a clerk in the General Land Office at Washington.

John Varnum, an affidavit maker and assistant general of militia, was appointed receiver of the United States Land Office.

Manuel Govin, postmaster at Jacksonville, and an assistant affidavit manufacturer, was sent as consul to Leghorn.

M. Martin, acting chairman of the Republican State Committee, was made surveyor-general of Florida.

George H. DeLeon, secretary to Governor Stearns, was appointed a clerk in the Second Auditor's Office at Washington.

George D. Mills, telegrapher at Tallahassee and one of the clerks of the State canvassers, was appointed clerk in the Pension Office at Washington.

John A. Kasson, who accompanied Noyes to Florida to vouch for Hayes' gratitude for favors expected, was appointed envoy extraordinary to Austria.

Lew Wallace, for like service, was appointed Governor of New Mexico, declining which, he was sent to Constantinople as minister-resident.

F. N. Wicker, the collector of customs at Key West, upon whose testimony the State canvassers rejected the poll No. 3 of that town, was continued in office.

Thomas J. Brady, Second Assistant Postmaster-General, who carried the money to Chandler, accompanied by H. Clay Hopkins, agent of the postal division of New York city, William T. Henderson, L. L. Tilball, B. H. Camp, Alfred Morton, all post-office inspectors, were retained in office by President Hayes. Tilball was subsequently promoted to the United States marshalship of Arizona.

William E. Chandler, not receiving a prompt reward for his services, turned upon the chromo President he had hung up in the White House for deserting his Louisiana and South Carolina coefficients, and practically acknowledged that Hayes had never been elected President by the people.

General Barlow, the only one of the visiting statesmen who seems to have believed that Grant and Hayes were in earnest in professing a desire for a fair count, was the only other one of the whole array whom Hayes failed to " recognize.” He was charged with disloyalty to the party, and put into Coventry, where it has since left him to chew the cud of sweet and bitter fancies. Had he the same duty committed to him again, I venture to doubt whether he would not, by a timely disclosure of his convictions, have assisted Tilden to take the office to which the people had

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CHAPTER II

The conspirators' operations in Louisiana William Pitt Kellogg Visit

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The methods by which Hayes electors were secured from Louisiana were, if possible, more shameless and indefensible than those employed for the like purpose in Florida.

William Pitt Kellogg, then Governor of Louisiana by virtue of an illegal order of Judge Durell of the United States District Court, enforced by federal troops under orders from President Grant, enjoys the credit of having concocted the measures by which the people of that State were deprived of their choice of presidential electors. His objective point was a seat in the United States Senate for himself. He had already managed to subject all the elective machinery of the State to his personal control. He had the appointment of the supervisors and assistant supervisors of registration for every parish and ward in the State ; he dictated the appointments of all the commissioners of election, the State register of voters and his clerks.

Events subsequently disclosed a deliberate purpose on the part of Kellogg and his Republican confederates to invalidate the election in seven parishes where they found they could not control the negro vote, and by fictitious registration of names to make up whatever number of votes might be needed to secure a majority. To understand how this was to be accomplished it is necessary to

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