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Charge of treason. --Theodore Goodall, arrested on charge of treason, will be before the Mayor this morning, when his counsel will argue the right of the Mayor to bear the cause.
The Daily Dispatch: June 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], Reported cavalry fight. (search)
Charge of Treason. --Theodore Goodall, at one time Provost detective under General Winder, was before the Mayor last Saturday on the charge of being in the employ of the U. S. Government, and furnishing information to that Government, etc. When the case was called, it was ascertained that the witness on whom the Mayor relied was confined to her bed from indisposition, and could not appear. Mr. Gilmer, the counsel of the accused, raised the question of jurisdiction with the Mayor, and asked his Honor to transfer the prisoner to the Confederate authorities, the offence charged being against that Government, and not against the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Gilmer cited the authorities noticed by us on Friday morning to sustain his motion, and submitted the question to the Court. The Mayor, after duly considering the points raised, decided that the case was one of which he was required to take cognizance; that the prisoner had been before the Circuit Judge on a writ of habeas