George W. Phillips, Assistant U.S. Marshall, to Judges of U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia, October 26, 1861

Source citation
Reprinted in Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events ... (New York: D. Appletons and Co., 1864), I: 357. 
Author (from)
George W. Phillips
Recipient (to)
Judges of the District Court of the United States, District of Columbia
Type
Judicial record
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Exact
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To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia:
George W. Phillips, in whose hands the rule hereinafter mentioned was placed as Deputy Marshal, respectfully represents to your Honors that he did not serve the rule issued by your honorable Court on the 22d day of October, 1861, to be served on Gen. Andrew Porter, Provost-Marshal of said district, because he was ordered by the President of the United States not to serve the same, and to report to your honorable Court that the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus has been suspended for the present, by the order of the President of the United States, in regard to soldiers in the army of the United States within said district; and that he respectfully disclaims all intention to disobey or treat with disrespect the orders of this honorable Court. 
GEO. W. PHILLIPS. 
District of Columbia, Washington County, to wit;
On this 26th of October, 1861, personally appeared in open Court George W. Phillips above named, and made oath in due form of law that the matters and things stated in the foregoing and annexed answer are true. 
GEO. W. PHILLIPS. 
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