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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Punishment of a newspaper publisher. (search)
Punishment of a newspaper publisher. March 31.--Edmund Ellis, publisher of the Boone County (Mo.) Standard, was tried before a military commission at Columbus, Mo., on two charges: First, the publication of information for the benefit of the enemy, and encouraging resistance to the government and laws of the United States. Second, violation of the laws of war by publication within the lines of the troops of the United States, in a public newspaper, of articles and information intended and designed to comfort the enemy, and invite persons to rebellion against the United States. One of the criminal publications was styled, Letters from the army ; another, Root, Abe, or die; a third News from General Price. The commission found the prisoner guilty of the charges and specifications, and sentenced him to be placed and kept outside of the lines of the State of Missouri during the war, and that the press, types, furniture, and material of the printing-office of the Boone County