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Section III : Deserters -- Prisoners of war -- Hostages -- Booty on the battle-field. - Art. 74.
    Art. 74. A prisoner of war, being a public enemy, is the prisoner of the government, and not of the captor. No ransom cam be paid by a prisoner of war to his individual captor or to any officer in command. The government alone releases captives, according to rules prescribed by itself.


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