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The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the Kanawha valley — Sale of Salt. (search)
further postponement of the special order, with a view to receiving reports from the Military Committee, Lost. Mr. Lyons moved that the special order be postponed until 2 o'clock P. M., by which hour his amendment would be printed and laid before the House. Not agreed to. the House then proceeded to the consideration of the special order, to wit: the bill reported from the Judiciary Committee to authorize the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in certain cases. Mr. Jones, of Tenn., took the ground that there was no power in Congress to declare martial law, but it had the power to authorize the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. martial law, in his judgment, was what Gen. Van-Dorn had defined it to be in Mississippi--the will of the officer who declares it; but he believed that whoever declared it, did so unconstitutionally. Mr. Dargan, of Ala., said there was nothing in the Constitution relative to martial law, nor any power in Congress t
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1862., [Electronic resource], Losses of the Louisiana Guard Artillery, Capt. E. D' Aquin. (search)
tead of changing your opinions, have only been calculated to aggravate and intensify a heroes principle of endurance. Many of these acts have been committed in remote places, without the knowledge or approbation of the authorities at Richmond, or of those who have held the supreme command in East Tennessee, and under such circumstances that you have felt it dangerous to complain Gradually and slowly these outrages have at last become known, and in the very recent proclamation issued by Maj. Gen. Jones you have the assurance that your complaints will be heard, and the most energetic measures adopted to remedy the evils to which you have been subjected. Let not, then, a sense of private and present wrongs blind you against the enormities already perpetrated, and still more seriously contemplated, by Mr. Lincolns administration. If a majority of the Republican party have been sincere in their professions of a determination to respect the right of slavery in the States, and if the