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Page 495 - Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth), and which excepted parts are, for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued. And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that ALL PERSONS HELD AS SLAVES, within said designated states and parts of states, ABE, AND
Page 493 - due, and any officer who shall be found guilty by a court-martial of violating this article shall be dismissed from the service. Also to the ninth and tenth sections of an act entitled "An act to suppress insurrection, to punish treason and rebellion, to seize and confiscate property of rebels, and for other purposes,
Page 485 - by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by law: Now, therefore, I, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the constitution and the laws, have thought tit to call forth,
Page 493 - of the United States are prohibited from employing any of the forces under their respective commands for the purpose of returning fugitives from service or labor who may have escaped from any person to whom such service or labor is claimed to bo due, and any officer who shall be found guilty by
Page 485 - A PROCLAMATION, BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WHEREAS, The laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the states of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, by combinations too powerful to he suppressed by the ordinary
Page 487 - said states, or under any other pretence, shall molest a vessel of the United States, or the persons or cargo on board of her. such person will be held amenable to the laws of the United States for the prevention and punishment of piracy. By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.
Page 373 - found on board the ships belonging to the subjects of either of the confederates, although the whole lading, or any part thereof, should appertain to the enemies of either, contraband goods being always excepted. It is also agreed, in like manner, that the same liberty be extended to persons who are on board a free ship, with this effect—that
Page 494 - our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation •was issued by the President of the United States, containing among other things the following, to wit: " That on the first day of January, in
Page 493 - States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter the following shall be promulgated as an additional article of war for the government of the army of the .United States, and shall be obeyed and observed as such. "ARTICLE. All officers or persons in the military or naval
Page 487 - ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States, with a view to the same purposes before mentioned, and to the protection of the public peace, and the lives and property of quiet and orderly citizens pursuing their lawful occupations, until Congress shall have assembled and deliberated on the said unlawful proceedings, or until