On Sunday afternoon I also tried to raise a posse comitatus.
The marshal then summoned a posse comitatus of two thousand men.
The door opened, and the posse comitatus entered with the prisoner.
The posse comitatus was also summoned, and it quickly responded.
War has never been and can never be conducted on the principle that an army is but a posse comitatus of a civil magistrate.
We must call out the posse comitatus, and sail with them bodily.
It was at once resolved to direct the sheriffs to raise the posse comitatus.
It also held that the organized military could be summoned and used by a civil officer as a part of the posse comitatus.
The first impulse of the posse comitatus appeared to manifest itself in a desire to hang the victim—straight up!
No citizen is bound to an active execution of this law, unless called upon as one of the posse comitatus.