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Bullitt, John C. (John Christian) (1824-1902) A review of Mr. Binney's pamphlet on "the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus under the Constitution."

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08599.02 Author/Creator: Bullitt, John C. (John Christian) (1824-1902) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlets Date: 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Published by John Campbell. Bullitt seeks to examine the legal aspects of Horace Binney's argument, based on his opinion that Binney's "premises were not well taken, and that his inferences or conclusions were erroneous." Expresses hope to "present the great constitutional question involved in its true light." Cover is missing.

People: Bullitt, John Christian, 1824-1902.
Binney, Horace, 1780-1875.
Campbell, John, 1810-1874.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, US Constitution, Law, Habeas Corpus, Congress, Civil Rights, Bill of Rights

Sub Era: The American Civil War