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Doc. 175.-War Department orders. Issued August 8, 1862.

War Department, Washington, D. C., August 8, 1862.
Ordered--First. That all United States Marshals, and Superintendents or Chiefs of Police of any town, city, or district, be and they are hereby authorized and directed to arrest and imprison any person or persons who may be engaged, by act, speech, or writing, in discouraging volunteer enlistments, or in any way giving aid and comfort to the enemy, or in any other disloyal practice against the United States.

Second. That an immediate report be made to Major L. C. Turner, Judge Advocate, in order that such person may be tried before a military commission.

Third. The expenses of such arrest and imprisonment will be certified to the chief clerk of the War Department for settlement and payment.

Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.

War Department Washington City, D. C., August 8, 1862.
An order to prevent the evasion of military duty, and for the suppression of disloyal practices:

First. By direction of the President of the United States it is hereby ordered that until further orders no citizen liable to be drafted into the militia shall be allowed to go to a foreign country, and all marshals, deputy-marshals, and military officers of the United States are directed, and all police authorities, especially at the ports of the United States on the seaboard and on the frontier, are requested to see that this order is faithfully carried into effect. And they are hereby authorized and directed to arrest and detain any person or persons about to depart from the United States in violation of this order, and to report to Major L. C. Turner, Judge Advocate at Washington City, for further instructions respecting the persons so arrested and. detained.

Second. Any person liable to draft, who shall absent himself from his county or State before such draft is made, will be arrested by any Provost-Marshal or other United States or State officer wherever he may be found within the jurisdiction of the United States, and conveyed to the nearest military post or depot, and placed on miiltary duty for the term of the draft; and the expenses of his own arrest and conveyance to such post or depot, and also the sum of five dollars as a reward to the officer who shall make such arrest, shall be deducted from his pay.

Third. The writ of habeas corpus is hereby suspended in respect to all persons so arrested and detained for disloyal practices.

Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.

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