Parliamentary Papers, Volumen75


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Página 29 - When the regular course of justice is interrupted by revolt, rebellion, or insurrection, so that the Courts of Justice cannot be kept open, civil ivar exists, and hostilities may be prosecuted on the same footing as if those opposing the Government were foreign enemies invading the land.
Página 134 - ... in the service of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people...
Página 29 - As a civil war is never publicly proclaimed, eo nomine against insurgents, its actual existence is a fact in our domestic history which the Court is bound to notice and to know.
Página 23 - To invest the collectors, or other revenue officers where there are no collectors , with power to seize and detain vessels under circumstances indicating strong presumption of an intended breach of the law...
Página 30 - It contains no such anomalous doctrine as that which this Court are now for the first time desired to pronounce, to wit; That insurgents who have risen in rebellion against their sovereign, expelled her Courts, established a revolutionary government, organized armies, and commenced hostilities, are not enemies because they are traitors' and a war levied on the Government by traitors, in order to dismember and destroy it, is not a war because it is an "insurrection...
Página 24 - An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," which does abridge the freedom of the press, is not law, but is altogether void and of no effect.
Página 16 - Thus far it appears that although Her Majesty's officers had pledged the Government to keep faithful watch over the vessel and report any further information they might obtain...
Página 134 - That the collectors of the customs be, and they are hereby, respectively, authorized and required to detain any vessel manifestly built for warlike purposes, and about to depart the United States, of which the cargo shall principally consist of arms and munitions of war, when the number of men shipped on board, or other circumstances, shall render it probable that such vessel is intended to be employed by the owner or owners to...
Página 7 - Britain of not only not checking improper depredations on United States commerce, but of aiming at the destruction of the whole mercantile navigation belonging to the people of the United States...
Página 30 - This greatest of civil wars was not gradually developed by popular commotion, tumultuous assemblies , or local unorganized insurrections. However long may have been its previous conception , it nevertheless sprang forth suddenly from the parent brain , a Minerva in the full panoply of war.

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