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Unformatted text preview: Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus Abraham Lincoln September 24, 1862 Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A PROCLAMATION Whereas, it has become necessary to call into service not only volunteers but also portions of the militia of the States by draft in order to suppress the insurrection existing in the United States, and disloyal persons are not adequately restrained by the ordinary processes of law from hindering this measure and from giving aid and comfort in various ways to the insurrection; Now, therefore, be it ordered, first, that during the existing insurrection and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all Rebels and Insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States, and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, or guilty of any disloyal practice,...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course HLS 225 taught by Professor Burkechristensen during the Fall '08 term at E. Kentucky.
- Fall '08