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The Daily Dispatch: September 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], On board
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C. S. District Court. --The regular term of the C. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge Halyburton presiding, convened pursuant to adjournment in this city yesterday morning. The following cases came up for settlement: A writ of habeas corpus was awarded upon the petition of John F. Brown, praying to be discharged from military service, and the Court decided to hear the case on Thursday. A similar writ was awarded to John S. Horton. Matthew Wood, a minor, was discharged, under petition accompanying a writ of habeas corpus, from the army. A writ of habeas corpus was awarded Zebulon Boon, who prayed to be discharged from the military service upon grounds of illegal detention. Frank Livingston, James Johnston, and Michael Roseberry, appeared, on their petitions for a writ praying to be discharged and claiming to belong to no military organization. Their cases were continued until to-day. T. H. Ellett's petition for a writ of habea
The Daily Dispatch: September 23, 1863., [Electronic resource], C. S.
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C. S. District Court. --This Court assembled in the State Court House yesterday morning pursuant to adjournment. The case of the Roanoke Valley Railroad against Col. C. F. M. Garnett and Capt. Geo. E. Walker was partly heard and continued until Thursday. The petition of John S. Horton, under a writ of habeas corpus, for discharge from military service, on account of his being a shoemaker, was granted, and he was released from custody. Westfield W. Phillips, petition for a discharge from Col. Robins's command, in order that he may be enabled to connect himself with some Tennessee command, was partially heard yesterday, and its further consideration postponed until this morning. The habeas corpus case of A. J. Pitts, who claims exemption from military service, was partially examined into yesterday, and postponed for further consideration till Friday. The Court then adjourned till 11 o'clock this morning.