e on account of his high opinion of him as a brave man and disciplinarian.
Maj Magruder deposed: Knew the accused, who was his kinsman; he was a young man who stood well in the estimation of every one; was regarded as a quiet and peaceable man; rather amiable and gentle in his disposition; knew him in Washington city, where he held a clerkship, to which he was appointed by Mr. Guthrie, who selected accused on account of his personal knowledge of his qualifications as a clerk.
Alex. K. Marshall deposed: Knew Forde in Washington city, where witness boarded at the same house with him for two successive winters; his standing was as good as that of any man, and witness regarded him as quite a promising young man; believed him to be a brave, spirited man, but quiet and even gentle in his disposition.
Mr. Abboct deposed: Knew Forde in Washington, where he sustained a high character as a clerk and a gentleman; always believed him a man of quiet, peaceable habits, and not dispos