Military Arrests in Time of War

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byWilliam Whiting

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... MILITARY ARRESTS. The people of America, educated to make their own laws, and to respect and abide by them, having made great sacrifices in olden times to acquire and maintain civil liberty under the law, and holding the rights of every citizen, however humble, as sacred as the rights of a sovereign, accustomed to an almost uninterrupted tranquillity, and to the full enjoyment of the rights guaranteed by our Constitution and laws to citizens in time of peace, have been suddenly thrown into a new and startling position. The same Constitution which has guarded their rights in peace is now suddenly wheeled round for their protection against their former associates, who have now become public enemies. A safeguard to its friends, it is an engine of destruction to its foes. Can it be wondered at that the sudden transition from their accustomed personal liberty to the stern restrictions imperatively required by the necessities of public safety, in time of civil war, should have found many intelligent and patriotic men, unprepared for this great change, alarmed by its consequences, and fearful that civil liberty itself might go down by military usurpation 1 ARRESTS IN LOVAL STATES REGARDED WITH ALARM. The arrest by military authority of enemies who are still left in the loyal States, and who are actually committing, or who entertain the will and intention to commit, hostile acts tending to obstruct, impede, or destroy the military operations of the army or navy, and the detention of such persons for the purpose of preventing hostilities, has been looked upon with alarm. RIGHT OF FREEDOM FROM ARREST CLAIMED BY PUBLIC ENEMIES. And it has happened that loyal and peaceful citizens have in some instances made the mistake of setting up unjustifiable claims in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... MILITARY ARRESTS. The people of America, educated to make their own laws, and to respect and abide by them, having mad...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237436

ISBN - 13:9780217237437

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