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Habeas corpus.

--We understand, by operation of a law passed on the assembling of Congress, the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus was restored on Thursday. We may reasonably presume that the Courts will, for some time to come, be inundated with applications for release from all imprisoned patriots who can ‘"raise the wind"’ to engage the services of a lawyer. It has also been intimated that the act of Congress alluded to abrogates the prohibition against the sale of ardent spirits. If this be so (and, in confirmation, we have heard that the sale of whiskey has been resumed,) we may reasonably expect an abundant supply of murders, assaults, batteries, and such like offences.

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