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Tennessee prisoners.

--Capt. H. M. Ashby, with an escort, arrived in Nashville a few days ago, from knoxville, having in charge four prisoners who have been sent on for trial before the Confederate States District Court, at the October term, on a charge of treason. The names of the prisoners are John Gray, John W. Smith, Joel W. Jarvis and J. W. Thornburg. They were leaders in the rebellious movements in East Tennessee, and took an active part in leading citizens of that end of the State estray by the most despicable misrepresentations. They had a preliminary hearing before the Hon. West H. Humphreys, at Knoxville, and their guilt was so clear that he sent them before the Confederate States District Court for further trial, but the Sheriff of Knox county having refused to take an oath to support the Constitution of the Confederate States, Judge Humphreys felt unwilling to commit them to his custody, as jailor of Knox county, and ordered that they be confined in the jail of Davidson county.

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