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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Lyons's Court, yesterday. --W of habeas corpus were awarded George W. Cardweit and Warner S. Hodges, farmers of Halifax county, Virginia, who claim exemption from service because of having in their employ fifteen hands between the ages of sixteen and fifty. Also, Powhatan Moncure, a justice of the peace from Stafford county, Virginia. These writs were made returnable to-day at eleven o'clock. The court thereupon adjourned.
The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Lyons's court. --This court was in session a short while on Saturday. J. M. Helman, of Goochland, and Powhatan Moncure, of Stafford, justices of the peace, were discharged from the custody of Major Thomas G. Peyton under writs of habeas corpus. The claims to exemption from service of W. L. Saunders were argued at length, both for the petitioner and the Government, after which its further consideration was postponed till Tuesday next Mr. Saunders bases his application for exemption upon the ground of being a farmer and the owner of more than fifteen slave between the ages of sixteen and fifty. The court will assemble again this morning at 10 o'clock.