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The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch]discharge of Union prisoners, &c. Salem, Roanoke Co., Va., Oct. 4, 1861. The Union prisoners, who have been confined in our jail for some time, and who were arrested in the Kanawha Valley upon suspicion of disloyalty, appeared before Judge Hudson to-day, upon a writ of habeas corpus. and, under instructions of the Secretary of War, and of the Executive of Virginia, twenty-three of them were discharged on taking the oath of fidelity to the laws of the commonwealth of Virginia, and the oath to support the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. The other three were released also. Bowyer Miller. Esq., District Attorney for the Confederate States. was present, and consented to the discharge.