PERSONAL LIBERTY AND MARTIAL LAW: A Review of Some Pamphlets of the Day. Edward INGERSOLL.

PERSONAL LIBERTY AND MARTIAL LAW: A Review of Some Pamphlets of the Day.

Philadelphia, [PA]: April, 1862. First edition. 8vo. [4], 38 pp. Disbound. A prefatory letter to John T. Montgomery is signed in type by Edward Ingersoll, son of Charles Jared Ingersoll and grandson of Jared Ingersoll. He argues that there is no more important foundation to constitutional government than the doctrine of habeas corpus. It has been discussed thoroughly and repeatedly since 1787, before courts and in print, and it has been long settled that its suspension can occur only by legislative action. "On constitutional grounds [Ingersoll] was sympathetic to the cause of the Southern Confederacy.... During the early years of the war he had been arrested for his use of 'free speech,' but he had been discharged on habeas corpus proceedings."--DAB. Item #66188

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