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The Daily Dispatch: August 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Important decision — foreign residents liable to military duty. (search)
Important decision — foreign residents liable to military duty. An important decision affecting foreign residents has been made by Judge Lochrane, of the Macon, Ga., Supreme Court. The question arose on a writ of habeas corpus, brought by an alien to procure his discharge from the Confederate service: In delivering the opinion of the Court, Judge Lochrane denounced unsparingly the pretext of foreign allegiance as an exemption from military service. He said, after a review of the doJudge Lochrane denounced unsparingly the pretext of foreign allegiance as an exemption from military service. He said, after a review of the doctrines of allegiance held in various countries, that they illustrated nothing that would control Courts here, and that every Government had the power of prescribing and perfecting its own system of granting citizenship; no rule of international law was laid down or adopted. In view of this fact it was proper to ascertain the law of Georgia on the subject. At the time of the secession of the State the law of citizenship was controlled under the U. S. Constitution by uniform rules of natura