Trading with a soldier.
, of Petersburg, Virginia
, was brought to this city yesterday, and carried before Confederate States Commissioner Watson
, to answer the charge of trading for a pair of shoes with F. W. Welden
, member of an Alabama regiment.
The statement made by Welden
, who was the only witness summoned in the case, proved conclusively that there was no ground for the accusation, and the Commissioner
, therefore, very promptly discharged the prisoner.
It appears that, a short time since, Welden
stopped a day or two at Epps's house, they being friendly towards each other.
When he started back to his regiment he left behind a pair of shoes, which were to be called for soon, and it was in consequence of these shoes being discovered in Epps's house that the arrest took place.