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been committed to jail for ten days by the Mayor to await an examination. Woodall was brought from the jail to the State court-house about 11 o'clock, when Mr. Gilmer appeared for the petitioner and Mr. Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The petition set forth that the allegations in the commitment of the Mayor were untrue, but that, if true, the Mayor had no jurisdiction over them. Mr. Gilmer stated that Gen. Winder was present to testify in behalf of the prisoner, and then argued at some length to show that, by the ordinance of the Convention, under which the accused was arrested, the case belonged of right to the military authorities, and should be ts were, of necessity, compelled to have their confidential agents, and to protect them, and all alleged crimes of this character should be turned over to them. Mr. Gilmer therefore asked to have his client bailed, on the ground that the charge against him was not within the jurisdiction of the Mayor, and ought to be heard and dis