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Buying clothing from soldiers.

--A case came before Commissioner Wm F. Watson yesterday, which will prove to be of some importance, as it involves the right of any person to buy from a soldier clothing which has been given him by the C. S. Government. Mr. William H. Martin, of Orange county, was arraigned on the charge of inducing a soldier to sell him a pair of shoes which he had drawn, giving him for them $10 in money and two plugs of tobacco.--The evidence showed that the shoes which had been given the soldier in question were entirely too small and it was impossible for him to get them on. He had endeavored to trade them off for a pair that would fit, but was unable to do so, and therefore offered them for sale to the accused, from whom he received in exchange $10 in Confederate money and two plugs of tobacco. Several neighbors of the prisoner were sworn as to his standing in the community, all of whom gave him an irreproachable character. At the conclusion of the evidence, the Commissioner consulted a number of legal authorities relating to such cases, the result of which research was to convince him that Martin should be sent on for further trail before Judge Halyburton. The accused was admitted to bail for his appearance on the 10th day of March next.

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