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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Vice-President Stephens on Martial law. (search)
e counsel's reading the return, &c., and he repeated that the return to the write did not show that Rucker was legally detained by the Government. Judge Meredith decided that as to the arrest and confinement of the prisoner, anybody may lawfully arrest and hold a man charged with treason and felony, and he should therefore remand him whence he came. J. R. Tucker, Attorney-General for the State, by consent, read a letter from the Secretary of War to Governor Letcher, stating that Gen. Winder had orders to deliver Dr. Rucker to the State authorities on requisition. The prisoner was then taken back to Castle Thunder, where he will remain until the State authorities demand him for trial. Mayor's Court.--The following persons were before the Mayor yesterday morning: Louisa Espy, charged with keeping a disorderly house in Jail Alley, was required to give $200 security to be of good behavior and appear before the Hustings Court to answer for the offence. Joseph