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Local service. --Judge Halyburton, of the C. S. Circuit Court, has had his hands full for a week past, in hearing applications of soldiers to be discharged from service. The cause of the most of these applications is as follows: In the spring of 1862 Gen. Winder, then in command of the military department of Richmond, authorized the raising of a mounted company to do local service in and around Richmond. Capt. John F. Wren, at the instance of friends, undertook the raising of this corps, and soon succeeded in doing so. When the command was mustered into service it was understood that the limits were 10 miles and no more. Finding Capt. Wren's company too large it was divided, and the Captain appointed a Major of the battalion. Thus organized, the battalion performed picket duty around Richmond, volunteering to go beyond the limits on several occasions to prevent Yankee raids. Some few months since this battalion was attached to Col. Robbins's command, and as that command has
Judge Halyburton held his court at the State Court House yesterday, and spent the entire session in hearing the evidence and arguments of counsel on application of a member of Capt. Harward's company to be discharged from service. Similar cases have occupied the time of the Judge for several days, and will continue to do so as long as men believe themselves to be illegally detained. The Courts are the last resort for the protection of the citizen, and will not fail him in the defence of his rights.