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stinguish that lawful resistance from rebellion which is open and resistance. "But what appellation will they give to a war which arises in a republic form by two factions, or in a monarchy between two competitors for the crown? Custom appropriates the term civil war to every war between the members of our and the same political society." And Wheaton, in his great work on international law, says, on page 365, "a civil war between the different members of the same society is what Grotius calls a mixed war.--It is, according to him, public on the side of the established Government, and private on the part of the people restating its authority. But the general usage of nations such a war titling the contending parties to all the rights, of general against each other, and even as respects neutral nations." Judge Chase, of the Superior Court in the case of Ware vs. Hilton and others, Dallan , speaking of the effect of the act of the Virginia Convention in June, 1778, and