ered in an auction house, and ordered to be sold to the credit of James Farr, the prisoner drawing the money for the goods when sold, but professing his readiness to pay it over to Farr at any moment.
Farr, it seems, gave Morgan no authority to get his goods and bring them over.
MoFarr, it seems, gave Morgan no authority to get his goods and bring them over.
Morgan gave as a reason for doing so that he supposed Farr had been captured by the Yankees; that finding the sack and a letter bag in the handsFarr had been captured by the Yankees; that finding the sack and a letter bag in the hands of another party he took possession of them, and, as a friendly act, made sale of the goods, in order that Farr might realize their value.
Farr might realize their value.
Gen. Humphrey Marshall and A. J. Crane, Esq., appeared for the accused.
After exhibiting the return of sales, which were made out in the name of James Farr, and proving the good character of their client, they took the ground that no offence had been committed, as no concealment had been made of the goods, they having been sold for Mr. Farr, to whom the proceeds of sale would be paid at any moment.
After denying the l