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THE LAW OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN TERRITORY
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 30, 1901.
DEAR SIR: Your reports upon the various questions of law arising during the military occupation of the islands ceded or yielded by Spain under the treaty of Paris, have been of such value to me in deciding the questions treated that I have determined to have them printed for the use of the officers concerned in the government of the islands. Will you please to prepare them for publication as soon as may be convenient?
In order to prevent misunderstanding, attention is directed to the fact that the reports of the law officer of the Division of Insular Affairs are not judicial decisions. The authority to declare the determination of the War Department as to the questions discussed in said reports is retained and exercised by the Secretary of War. These reports were prepared for his use and information in arriving at such determination and are now published by his direction. The writer sincerely hopes the publication may be of service to the constantly increasing number of persons whose interest is awakened or whose rights are involved in the propositions discussed.
CHARLES E. MAGOON,
Law Officer, Division of Insular Affairs,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
The powers, functions, and duties of the military governments maintained by the United States in the islands lately ceded and relinquished by the Government of Spain......
Legal status of the territory and inhabitants of the islands acquired by the
The charge of "imperialism" preferred against President Jefferson
The controversy over said doctrine between Andrew Jackson and Judge
The debate in the Senate of the United States in 1849, led by Webster
1. Do the Constitution and the body of laws of the United States, er
2. Can the Constitution be extended over territory newly acquired by
The proceedings in Congress during the passage of the bill providing for
Comparison of the constitutional requirements for uniform tariff laws with the requirements as to uniform laws on internal revenue and direct taxes. Report on the right of Spain to accept a renewal of allegiance to it by individual inhabitants of the territories acquired by the United States as a result of the Spanish-American war, and to reinstate such individuals in Spanish citizenship....
In re claim of the Manila Railway Company, Limited, for payment by the United States of interest on the capital invested in the railway owned and operated by said company, pursuant to guaranty of said interest by the Spanish Government....