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The Daily Dispatch: February 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Confederate States Court, yesterday. --Upon the petition of Richard E. Morris, for and on behalf of his infant son, Charles B. Morris, setting forth that his said son is illegally detained in custody by Captain J. Monroe Heiskell, and praying for a writ of habeas corpus, such writ was awarded, to be directed to said Capt. J. M. Heiskell, ordering him, or such other person as may have the said Chas. B. Morris in-custody, to have him before the Court on Thursday next. Wm. A. Coke was apCapt. J. M. Heiskell, ordering him, or such other person as may have the said Chas. B. Morris in-custody, to have him before the Court on Thursday next. Wm. A. Coke was appointed Receiver for District No. 7, composed of the counties of Norfolk and Nansemond, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and counties of Princess Anne and Isle of Wight, whereupon the said William A. Coke entered into bond, with good security, in the penalty of $35,000, conditional, for the further performance of his duties as such Receiver. The Court, having fully considered of its judgment in the case of Timothy Costello, who was brought before it in obedience to the writ o
at he was over the age of forty-five years when conscripted, the Court after fully considering the petition, testimony of witnesses and arguments of counsel and being of opinion that the said Sion P. Hodges, is not liable to military service, and that he is illegally detained in custody by Major T G Peyton, ordered his discharge. Upon the application of Charles B. Morris, by Richard E. Morris, his father and next friend, setting forth that he is illegally detained in custody by Capt. J. Monroe Heiskell, and asking for an exemption, the Court, after full consideration of the case, decided that the said Charles B. Morris is not liable to the performance of military service; that he is illegally detained, and ordered his discharge, from the fact that the said Charles B. Morris enlisted before he was seventeen years of age, and without the knowledge or consent of his father. On Monday next the Grand Jury for this Court will hear and decide upon such indictments as may be submitte