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would seem to have been scarcely more roused by current events of this character than it was years ago when we received accounts of similar incarcerations ordered by the father of the now deposed King of the Two Sicilles. How incredible it will appear hereafter, when history shall be written up, that at this period of the Republic the constitutional safe guards of personal liberty could have been so easily and with so little apparent concern swet away. The Secretary of State, on the 20th ultimo four days after the debate in which you participated, addressed an official note to me which seems to illustrate, in a striking manner, the slight grounds, or rather the groundless suspicious, upon which, in those times, citizens are liable to suffer in reputation, if not in loss of liberty. I replied without delay, and, so far as I am personally affected, may. I trust, well leave the matter in quietness upon the files of the Department. It is my belief, however, that no recent measure