previous next

Hustings Court, February 20.

--Hon. Wm. H. Lyons presiding.--The last will and testament of Maris W. Henning, late of Richmond, was proved and admitted to record.

John Walthall, who stands indicted of the murder of a sergeant of the guard at the Confederate States Prison several mouths since, was led to the bar, and being arraigned, offered a plea in abatement, which was rejected, whereupon the prisoner plead not guilty, and was remanded to jail. Attachments were awarded against P. H. Walthall and Edwin Cosby, summoned to attend as witnesses in the above case.

John T. Smith, who stands indicted of felony as one of the parties who waylaid and robbed Francis J. Gardner of sundry articles of personal property, including a Colt's revolver, was set to the bar to he tried for said offence, and plead not guilty. The following jurymen were selected by lot to try, him, viz: John Hugan, A Harrington, Henry Miller, Joseph C. Courtney, William K. Watts, W. A. Phillips, L. T. Chandler, J. M. Higgins, J. W. Frayser, T. C. Burns, W. F. Nash, and C. A. Mayo. The Court order reads: ‘"The jury having heard the evidence, on their oaths, do say that the said John T. Smith is not guilty of the felony aforesaid as in pleading he hath alleged. Whereupon, proclamation being made as the manner is, and nothing further appearing or being alleged against the said John T. Smith, it is considered by the Court that he be acquitted and discharged of the felony aforesaid, and go there of without day. "’

The Court sits again to-day.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
United States (United States) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
February 20th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: