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GENERAL CONDUCT OF THE ADMINISTRATION IN 1862.

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Successes in the Southwest.—Recognized Objects of the War.--Relations of

the War to Slavery.–Our Foreign Relations.--Proposed Mediation of the
French Emperor.—Reply to the French Proposal.-Secretary Seward's

Dispatch.—The President's Letter to Fernando Wood.--Observance of

the Sabbath...

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CHAPTER XI.

THE CONGRESSIONAL SESSION OF 1862-'63.-MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT

AXD GENERAL ACTION OF TIE SESSION.

The President's Message.- Are the Rebel States Aliens ?—The Provision for

a Draft.—Message on the Finances and Currency.- dmission of West

Virginia. --Close of the Session.

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CHAPTER XII.

ARBITRARY ARRESTS.—THE SUSPENSION OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS.

-THR DRAFT.

Arbitrary Arrests.—First Suspension of the Habeas Corpus.-Aid and Com-

fort to the Rebels. - Executive Order about Arrests.--Appointment of a

Commissioner on Arrests.-

Opposition to the Government. — The Case of

Vallandigham.—Governor Seymour on Vallandigliam.-President Lin-

coln on Arrests.- President Lincoln on Military Arrests.-The Presi.

dent's Letter to Mr. Corning.–The President to the Ohio Committee.mn

The President on Vallandigham's Case.—The Habeas Corpus Suspended.

--Proclamation Concerning Aliens.—The Draft --The New York Riots..

Letter to Governor Seymour.-The Draft Resumed and Completed. Page 373

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