ded, or attempted to correspond, with him directly or indirectly, or of adhering to the enemies of the Confederate States, giving them aid and comfort.
Mary Carolina Allan.
This statement was sworn to before Commissioner Watson.
Judge Regan, Postmaster-General was sworn, and stated that he had some correspondence witould enable him to distinguish it when presented.
This concluded the testimony in the case, when Mr. Lyons, counsel for the defence, asked the discharge of Mrs. Allan upon the ground that the evidence submitted in the case failed utterly to prove that the letter signed "Santa Trinita" was written by Mrs. Allan, or that she haMrs. Allan, or that she had any knowledge of its contents.
Mr. Aylett replied briefly.
The questions for the Commissioner were first, had the offence of treason been committed, and was there probable cause to suspect the accused of having committed the offence.
There was no question that the letter was treasonable, and whether the accused wrote it o