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that he should be tried for treason. Even President Johnson and General Grant saw the mistake of his capture, and Chief Justice Chase understood the impolicy of his trial. Little by little, as reason returned, Northern men like Greeley and Gerrithe Richmond court. The trial of Mr. Yefferson Davis, Richmond, December 3, 1867. In the United States Court, Chief-Justice Chase on the bench, the argument was commenced on the motion to quash the indictment against Jefferson Davis. Roberture of things, entirely new, and was unexpected to the Government counsel, and he expected also to the court. Chief-Justice Chase said the argument of counsel was not unexpected to the court, it having supposed, after the announcement of this act of amnesty, but one of oblivion. After hearing the argument the Court stood: For quashing the indictment, Chief-Justice Chase; against it, John C. Underwood. The division was certified to the Supreme Court, that the question may be conside