Brian Cloud: Ah, Captain Holden. You have no idea how delighted I am to welcome you to Vicksburg!
Captain Grey Holden: And you have no idea how curious I am to know why, Mr. Cloud.
Brian Cloud: [to his hulking bodyguard] You get the drift, Job. There's a prudent river man. Always on guard against hidden dangers in uncharted waters. Forgive me, Captain. How can I convince you of my sincere desire for friendship.
Captain Grey Holden: Well, getting to the point might help.
Brian Cloud: Save yourself some trouble, Captain. Leave the Yazoo River to me. I control the boats and shipping up there.
Captain Grey Holden: Well, am I to take that as a threat, Mr. Cloud?
Brian Cloud: Oh, good heavens, no! Just advice. You wouldn't want the credit risk involved in handling their cargo.
Captain Grey Holden: Which is...?
Brian Cloud: Cotton.
Captain Grey Holden: Well then I'll tell you, Mr. Cloud, you must run your boats as a hobby if that's the shipping you want to control.
Brian Cloud: Not shipping, Captain - the planters.
Laurie Rawlings: It's quite obvious, Captain, that you can't quite place me.
Captain Grey Holden: [chuckling] It has been a long time.
Laurie Rawlings: Do you really think it has?
Captain Grey Holden: Well now, don't tell me. Don't tell me. Let me guess now. Memphis?
Laurie Rawlings: No.
Captain Grey Holden: New Orleans!
Laurie Rawlings: No.
Captain Grey Holden: Well, don't tell me it was right here in Vicksburg.
Laurie Rawlings: No. Captain Holden, I am one of the few unfortunate women who do not occupy a place in your past.
[holding a small box]
Bill Blake: Grey, this just came by messenger.
[Grey finds the box contains a pair of dueling pistols]
Captain Grey Holden: Ah... beautiful aren't they? Compliments of the partners of Shadowdance.
Bill Blake: When are they going to give us the money they owe us?
Captain Grey Holden: In time, Bill, in time. Remember, we have the word of a gentleman.
Bill Blake: Do you believe that?
Captain Grey Holden: Well, after all, a man has to believe in something, Bill.
Laurie Rawlings: Win!
Wingate Pardee: Oh no, not me. Arkansas here I come.
Laurie Rawlings: Wingate Pritchard Pardee! Come here.
Wingate Pardee: [to Grey Holden] Now look what you done. You stirred up the Pritchard in her. Is there somethin' you wanted, Cousin Laurie, or are you just practicin' callin' hogs?