At the court-house in Milledgeville, Georgia
, Martin V. Brantley
, confined in the penitentiary of Georgia
for robbing the United States mail, was brought before Judge Harris
on a writ of habeas corpus, sued out by his counsel.
It was contended that under the new relations subsisting between the State of Georgia
and the United States
, the prisoner was entitled to a discharge.
, however, took a different view of the case.
He decided that the ordinance by which Georgia
had declared her secession from the Union
, does not extend beyond a separation from the other States and a withdrawal of the powers she delegated to the General Government
; that upon the past exercise of those powers by the latter Government the ordinance does not assume to act, and was not designed to act; and that it does not annul any of its acts.
The prisoner was therefore remanded.--National Intelligencer, Feb