By Gerald Lane Summers
Federal Governor, Edmund Jackson Davis, has governed Texas with an iron fist because the finish of the Civil battle, yet needs to now stand for election opposed to a majority of voters made of ex-confederate sympathizers and infantrymen. President supply appoints pass judgement on Mobley Meadows to the Texas Federal Circuit court docket and costs him with fighting the location from getting out of hand. Davis quick realizes that Mobley is a probability while he overturns the Governor's land reappraisal decree, a resource of graft for Davis's supporters, and sends his own murderer to dispose of Mobley. Mobley and his deputy marshals, Edson Rabb, a good-looking Cherokee Indian, and Jack Anthony Lopes, the illegitimate son of normal Santa Ana and the English girl Madeleine Smythe, are many times attacked on their trip from Waco to Austin. They recognize Davis is at the back of the assaults, yet they can not make a case opposed to him. Davis loses the election through a majority of 2 to 1, yet arranges for his individually appointed kingdom superb courtroom to overturn the election on a technicality related to a unmarried lost semi-colon within the new Texas structure. He then refuses to go away place of work or to take part in an ordeal in Mobley's court docket. Davis's opponent, Richard Coke, doesn't settle for this selection and along with his supporters storms the nation administrative construction in Austin. Davis's forces counterattack and have the ability to take again the 1st flooring of the development. A standoff then prevails that could simply be resolved through the motion of President supply. Mobley indicates a plan of action to the president, that during the tip works, yet now not with no Mobley having to compromise his ideals, his experience of honor, and every thing he thinks he stands for.