to the army or compelled to leave the country without the notice provided for.
Mr. Lyons quoted from Judge Marshall to show that treaties were held to be the supreme law of the land, and referred to the indignant tone in which reference was made by Earl Russell to the practice of decoying British subjects into the Federal army, brought to his attention by Earls Clanricarde and Derby, in the House of Lords.
He referred also to a letter of instruction from the War Department here to General Magruder in respect to the release of French subjects who were forced into the Confederate army in Texas.
In these cases, the parties were ordered to be released, in conformity with the stipulations of the French and United States treaty, under the protection of which they came here.
This and the British treaty being co-existent and of equal force in respect to the subjects of the respective sovereigns here, should be held to apply without distinction.
The practice was, however, to observe th