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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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cognizance entered into by said parties for $200 on the 15th November, for their appearance, which they forfeited by falling to comply with its conditions. A nolle prosequi was entered in the respective cases against George W. Clackner and Jas Polk, indicted at the last term of the Court for extortion and bribery. This course was taken by the Attorney for the Commonwealth, by and with the advice of the Court, Recorder Caskie dissenting. It was stated to the Court that Robert Ould, Esq., by Mr. Danney, on whose oath the indictment was found against Clackner. Under these circumstances, Mr. Daniel, Commonwealth's Attorney said that he could do no less than ask that the prosecution against Clackner be dismissed. The charge against Polk was likewise dismissed. The two men. Bernard Shaw and Theo. Woodhail, (late Detectives) who really did extort and receive the bribes spoken of, it was stated in Court had escaped to the North, and were now in the service of the Lincoln Government