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Judge Lyons's court.

--This court was in session a short while on Saturday.

J. M. Helman, of Goochland, and Powhatan Moncure, of Stafford, justices of the peace, were discharged from the custody of Major Thomas G. Peyton under writs of habeas corpus.

The claims to exemption from service of W. L. Saunders were argued at length, both for the petitioner and the Government, after which its further consideration was postponed till Tuesday next Mr. Saunders bases his application for exemption upon the ground of being a farmer and the owner of more than fifteen slave between the ages of sixteen and fifty.

The court will assemble again this morning at 10 o'clock.

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