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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Examination for Attempted Incendiarism — the accused sent on. (search)
orfolk, Va., but during the late war was an ordnance officer in this city, ranking first as captain and then as major. He is fifty-two years of age, and of respectable appearance. During the examination, Major Edwards sat by his counsel, Judge John S. Caskie, and would frequently show signs of deep emotion. He was surrounded by a large number of friends, who manifested much interest in the trial. We append the following testimony: Henry E. Merrick sworn.--I am one of the proprietors of tment, and always regarded him as very honest, upright and efficient. Knew that he had opportunities to make money by his office, but had heard him say that he had never made a cent beyond his salary. At the conclusion of the examination, Mr. Caskie briefly addressed the Court in behalf of his client. He reviewed the testimony of the witnesses, and claimed that it was so much in proof of the innocence of the accused that he thought the Mayor should immediately dis miss the case. Mayo