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Judge Lyons, of the Hustings Court, at 12 o'clock yesterday, at the relation of a man named Wm. R. Snow. The latter was sent to this city a few weeks since by order of Gen. Beauregard, from Manassas Junction, having been found in Prince William county, where he lately resided, talking treason against the Southern Confederacy, and inciting, his neighbors to incendiarism by his pernicious example. Snow, as we have had occasion to remark in a former notice, is by birth a New Hampshire man, who, being promoted to be butler of Gen. Pierce, made some money, and afterwards became a ‘"Virginia planter."’ A man of substance, as a matter of course he became also a ‘"Major,"’ and as such he was known by his neighbors when laid by the heels for his traitorous course of conduct. The application of Major Snow for a discharge, on the grounds of illegal detention, was heard by Judge Lyons, and time taken to consider of a decision in the premises. If Judge Lyons were to instal the ‘"Major"’ as a member of the Chain-Gang, it would not exactly be lawful, but it would be exactly right and just.
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