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The Daily Dispatch: February 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], What would become of Southern property — the Punishment of "treason." (search)
ate in store for us if so great a curse as subjugation were by any chance to overtake us. The Hon. Wm. Whiting, Solicitor of the Federal War Department, whose letter in favor of the entire confiscatio descend anis after the rebellion shall have been suppressed and the Union restored." Solicitor Whiting, discussing the subject and of feet of "bills of attainder," says there are essential charlict certain penalties, among which were corruption of attainder was in corruption of blood. Mr. Whiting says: "Unless a law of Congress shall contain these four characteristics, penalty of de, ex post facte law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts." There is, therefore, says Mr. Whiting, "no power in this country to pass any bill of attainder." He says: "In the technical law stalamation, in accordance with and founded on the above act, issued July 25, 1862, makes it, as Mr. Whiting says.-- "One of the most important acts ever passed by the Congress of the United States. "