A Proclamation to Suspend writ of Habeas Corpus, etc. General Orders. War Department. Numbers 134-308. April to December 1864

Lincoln, Abraham et al

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(Washington, 1864). Half leather with marbled boards. 7 ¼ by 5 inches. Perhaps close to 700 pages. Each report with its own pagination. Of note in this work are two proclamations by President Abraham Lincoln, one establishing martial law in Kentucky and suspending the writ of habeas corpus (number 233), the other requesting 500,000 volunteers (number 232). Also included is an order (#224) establishing a draft, as well as many orders relating to the Civil War. This includes a list of names of those unfit for duty, a list of soldiers involved in an exchange of prisoners of war, many court martial proceedings, etc. Several appear to bear the signature of E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General. Townsend served in the US Army both in Washington and in action during the Second Seminole War. GOOD+ condition. Leather scuffed along the extremities and hinges. Light general fading to the book. Upper edges of the endpapers stained, with minor to moderate foxing to these pages. Light scattered foxing throughout, with a few small scattered stains at the fore edge. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Proclamation to Suspend writ of Habeas ...
Publisher: No Publisher
Publication Date: 1864
Binding: Half-Leather
Book Condition: Good

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