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The Habeas Corpus Suspended

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Wlieroas, t!ie constitución of tlie United Stiltes ordained tliat Che privilege of tlie writ of luibeas corms stM not bo suspended unless when io cases of rebellion or invasión tlie public sa'efy may require it ; and Whereas, a rebellion was cxisting on the 3d day of Marcli, 1863, wbich rebell ion is still existing; und Whereas, by a statute wliioli was approved- on tliat day it waa enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlve United States, in Congress assembled, tliat duritig the present iusmrrection ' the President of the United States, whenever in lus judgment the public safety may require. is autliorized to suspend the writ of' habeas corpus in any State tbroughout the United States or any part thereof; and, NVhereas, in tbc juilgement of the President the public safety does require tliat the privilege of the said writ shall now be suspended throughout the United Status, in cases wbereby the aathority of the President of the United States, mrfitary, naval and civil officers of the United States, or auy of them holding persons under their commnnd, or in their custody either as prisoners of war, spies or Bid er 8 or other'abettors of the enemy, or offioers, soldiers or scauien enrollcd, drafted, niustercd or enlisted in and belonging to the land or naval forces of the United State?, or as deserters therefiom, or otherwise amenable to military law or to the rules and regulations prescribed for the military and naval services by tbc aathority of the President of the United Stati-8, for resisting a draft, or for other o (Tense against the military or naval service ; now thercfore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do hereby próolaim and make kuowa to all whom it may concern that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus is suspended throughout the United Staten in the several cases before mentioned, and that this suspension will continue throughout the duration of the said rebellion, or until this proelamatiou shall by a subsequent one, to be issued by the President of the United States, be modified and revoked, I do hereby requiro all magistrales &nd attornes and other civil autli.o-ritie.s within the United States to take distinct notice of this suspension and give it fuil effect, and all citi zens ol the United States to conduct and goveru themselves accordingly, and iu couformity wiih tlie constiiution of the United States and laws of Congress, in such cases made and provided. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand :md caused the seal of the United State= to be affixed this 15th day of September in the year of our Lord oue thousand eight hundred and sixty-three and of the independence of America the eiirhty-eighth.


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