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The Daily Dispatch: October 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Vice-President Stephens on Martial law. (search)
ourts Judge Meredith's Court.--Yesterday, the case of Dr.Rucker, to whom a writ of habeas corpus was swarded was heard be of Capt. Alexander to the writ. The return stated that Dr. Rucker had been arrested by the troops of the Confederate Stateurder, and arson. He also read warrants for the arrest of Rucker issued by Justices of the county named, for horse-stealinge design of this proceeding. The object was not to have Dr. Rucker released entirely, but simply to decide whether or not he prisoner, in respect to the warrant for horse- stealing, Rucker expected to prove a good title to the horse; that he could against the State, he was willing to stand a fair trial. Rucker has been held for a month in close confinement by the Confhe repeated that the return to the write did not show that Rucker was legally detained by the Government. Judge Meredit Letcher, stating that Gen. Winder had orders to deliver Dr. Rucker to the State authorities on requisition. The prison