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rtals of the fortress barred against him. He was denied admission, and it was told that the officer in command had suspended the writ of habeas corpus. Mr. Vallandigham then entered into a history of the writ of habeas corpus, which had been extorted, after six hundred years of toil and suffering, from venal judges and tyrant kings. Granted to a wronged but spirited people at Runnymede, it was again conceded by Charles II. It was a right which neither English Minister, nor Judge, nor English King or Queen, would dare to disregard; and yet that inestimable right, that dear bulwark of the citizen's rights, had been subverted and trampled under foot by an American President, and only in the seventy-third year of American In-dependence; yet it was such acts of usurpation which Congress was called upon to He earnestly asserted that the cause which demanded such sacrifices could not be a just cause. He recited the usurpations already practised by the Administration. The quartering o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
in command of the navy-yard at Richmond during the war; Colonel L. D. Starke, who commanded at one time the Third North Carolina Infantry; Captain A. F. Bagby, of King and Queen, who had charge of a battery at the battle of the Crater; Colonel Dudley Evans, who commanded the Twentieth Virginia Cavalry, and his wife; William Taylos. Charles T. O'Ferrall, Mrs. Charles E. Wingo, Mrs. R. E. Boykin, Miss Nellie Parker, Mrs. C. O'B. Cowardin, Mrs. L. W. Burton, Miss Hancock; Mrs. A. F. Bagby, of King and Queen; Miss Lizzie Jones, Miss Bettie Broaddus, Mrs. Vaughan Webster, Miss Mary Ellett, Mrs. G. Percy Hawes, Mrs. John S. Ellett, Miss Lee Robinson, Mrs. E. R.uthority; which, with the cry of freedom on its lips, has been one of the most cruel and pitiless tyrants that ever cursed the world; which, while beheading an English King in the name of liberty, brought England under a reign of oppression whose little finger was heavier than the mailed hand of the Stuarts; and which, from the ti