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Circuit Court (in Vacation),

--There have been a number of Habeas corpus cases before this court during the last week or two, mostly those of State officers who were elected to various offices at the spring elections. The parties were nearly all discharged, but appeals were taken to await the decision of the Court of Appeals in the case of A. J. Camp.

The first case before the Honorable Judge to-day was that of William T. Fitchett, Commonwealth's attorney for the county of Northampton. Messrs. H. W. Hall and H. W. Thomas for petitioner, and Mr. James Neeson for Government. After arguments by counsel, the court rendered its decision, discharging the party as being a State officer.

William H. Eggleston, a member of the "Second Class Militia," company--, Captain Drinkard, was this morning brought into court in obedience to a writ of habeas corpus, directed to Colonel P. T. Moore, commanding reserve forces of Richmond.--The counsel not having been able to get all their witnesses into court, the case was postponed. [As this is a case which involves the right of the Government, or the State, to hold these citizens to regular service, such as they have been doing for some months past, it is one in which many of our people are interested, and the decision of it by his Honor will be looked for with much interest. Mr. James Neeson represented the Government, and Messrs. R. T. Daniel and A. H. Sands appeared for the petitioner.)

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