--Wm. F. Brooking
, of Orange county
, came, by counsel, before the Court
yesterday, under a writ of habeas corpus,
asking to be discharged from the military service of the Confederate States
on account of being a Justice of the Peace.
J. H. Gilmer
, appeared for the petitioner, and Jas. Reeson
, and Col. T. P. August
of the Conscript Bureau
, representing the Government
The petitioner represents that he volunteered in the Confederate
service, and that being subsequently elected a Justice of the Peace in the county from which he volunteered, he applied for a discharge, which was refused him, and he now comes before the Court
asking an exemption.
After a full hearing of the facts, &c., in the case, the Hon. Judge
kept it open for a few days to enable counsel to get in more testimony.