tive prerogative by Gov. Letcher.
The following prisoners were released on yesterday: Alonzo C. Turner, sent by Lynchburg Circuit Court in 1857, for 18 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Bartholomew Maloney, sent in 1852 by the Circuit Court of Augusta county for 40 years, as principal and aider and abettor in the commission of a rape.
He was convicted in 10 cases, 4 years each; Frank Green, free negro, sent for 5 years by Middlesex County Court, for larceny.
His time would have been out to-day.
Nathaniel M. Dudley, sent by the Circuit Court of McDowell, for one year, for forgery; James Halcombe, sent by Greenbrier Circuit Court in 1858, for 5 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Uriah Cherry, sent by Norfolk Circuit Court, in Oct., 1851, for 18 years, for murder in the 2nd degree; Henry D. Croft, sent by the Floyd Co. Circuit Court in 1861, for 3 years, for voluntary manslaughter; Wm. J. Merrill, sent by Albemarle Circuit Court, in May, 1860, for 3 years, for manslaughter.