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Another Proclamation from the President.

Martial Law Declared all over the United States.

The Writ of Habeas Corpus suspended.

Uncle Abe makes a Speech.

The Crossing of the Potomac disputed.

Rejoicings over the Emancipation Proclamation.

More arrests for the surrender of Harper's Ferry.

Opposition to the President's Emancipation Scheme.

Noble and Patriotic Letter from Judge Caton.

The Jacobin Plotters at work at Altoona, Pa.

An attempt made to shield them from Public Indignation.

Improper use of Postage Stamps.

Items from Rebeldom.

Telegraphed to the Rock Island Argus.

By the President of the United States of America:


WHEREAS, It has became necessary to call into service not only volunteers but also portions of the militia of the states by draft, in order to suppress insurrections existing in the United States, and disloyal persons are not adequately restrained by the ordinary processes of law from hindering this measure and from giving aid and comfort in various ways to the insurrection. Now, therefore be it ordered:

First, That during the existing insurrection and as a necessary measure for suppressing the same, all rebels and insurgents, their aiders and abettors within the United States and all persons discouraging volunteer enlistments, resisting militia drafts, and guilty of any disloyal practice, or offering aid and comfort to the rebels, against the authority of the United States, shall be subject to martial law, and liable to trial and punishment by court martial or military commissions.

Second, That the writ of habeas corpus is suspended in respect to all persons arrested, or who are now or hereafter during the rebellion shall be imprisoned in any fort, camp, arsenal, military persons or other place of confinement by any military authority, or by the sentence of a court martial or military commission.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this 24th day of September 1862, of the independence of the United States, the 87th.


By the President.
WM. H. SEWARD, Sec'y of State.