Excerpt from The Habeas Corpus, and Martial Law The Correspondence herewith given will explain, in large part, this publication. To complete the explanation it is necessary to add: that the writer having received reply to the request made toward the conclusion of his first letter; and the December No. of the Review having been issued with his name continued upon the cover as one of the conductors of the work, twithstanding his expressed desire that his connection with it should be regarded as previously terminated; has seen course left him but to disavow the connection in some other way. And further, that, of different methods of doing this, the one both least offensive to his brethren from whom he has differed and demanded injustice to himself, has appeared to him, to be, to lay the correspondence, together with the obxious Article, before the readers of the Review. If he shall also, hereby, direct the attention of any who have t heretofore investigated them, to the vital questions discussed in the Article, he will have ather reason for satisfaction in the choice of this particular method. He appears in this form before the public with regret and diffidence. First, because it is repugnant to his feelings to be brought into open difference with brethren, among whom are those whom from his youth he has regarded with admiration and affection, and whose friendship has been to him a prized and hereditary possession. Secondly, because the Article, being a n-professional discussion of great legal and Constitutional questions, and having been prepared in a way which the latitude and freedom of a Review allow, is t such as he would have volunteered before the public as an independent publication. He does t profess to have done much more than to bring together the leading views and main arguments of several papers; all of which are t likely to fall into the hands of any large number of the readers of a Review such as he was writing for. He would repudiate any design, in what he has done, to embarrass the Government in any of its legitimate ends and measures; and would express his earnest protest against the intolerance which seeks to fix this stigma upon any who venture to express their opposition to what they believe to be illegal acts and courses of our national administration - especially when these are held by them to be inimical to personal liberty and republican institutions. Freedom of discussion will t cripple or seriously embarrass any government or administration that is worthy of the confidence of the people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.