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The Daily Dispatch: January 22, 1861., [Electronic resource],
A Molasses Dodge.
Edward E. Orvis will be a candidate to represent the county of Henrico in the Convention, to meet on the 13th day of February next. ja 16--1w
The Daily Dispatch: January 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Resistance to the laws. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], Decision in the case of the fugitive murderer
Judge Lyons' Court. --The regular quarterly term of this Court commenced, in the City Hall, at 11 o'clock yesterday. The Court House was crowded — over 200 of the sovereign people, summoned as jurors, appearing at the time. The first criminal case called was that of Lorenzo W. Frazier, charged with burglariously entering the office of J. N. Davis & E. E. Orvis, on the 11th day of November last, and stealing sundry articles of wearing apparel. A jury being selected, the trial proceeded till 3 o'clock, when a recess was taken till 4. Messrs. White, Bayly, and Lucas, appeared for the accused.
C. S. Distract Court. --In the case of George N. Hollins vs. the schooner Margaret. (suit in Admiralty,) the account of the appraisers was yesterday ordered to be paid. Judge Thomas B. Monroe, late of Kentucky, and Messrs John O. Steger and Edward E. Orvis qualified as attorneys to practice in this Court. The Court has adjourned until Tuesday next, at 11 o'clock A. M.
The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource],
Confederate States District Court-- presiding. (search)
Confederate States District Court--Judge Halyburton presiding. --The case of Edward E. Orvis, taken in custody under the conscription law, and which was continued from Saturday last, was called up. This was an application for a discharge under a writ of habeas corpus, heretofore granted, and in support of the application voluminous documents were read and a lengthy argument delivered by the petitioner, who is an attorney at law. Orvis enlisted as a substitute for Fayette Allen in the early part of the war, and upon the disbanding of the company to which he was attached, he was discharged on the ground of his religion, and afterwards arrested as a conscript. Orvis claimed that he was held as a conscript, and that being a conscript he was entitled to a discharge on the ground that he was a clergyman; that he was not liable on account of his substitute ship. After reply from P. H. Aylett, the District Attorney--most severe, we must say, though justified by the facts — the ca