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ad been adverse to such practice, and, therefore, it was not proper to insist upon a witness making any statement which might tend to implicate him in a criminal prosecution. Reference was also made to the trial before Judge Meredith of Messrs. Sherrard Clemens and O. Jennings Wise, who had engaged in a duel, during which that functionary sustained the position which they maintained was correct, and declined to press any questions which Roger A., Pryor, who was Clemens's second, thought might iClemens's second, thought might implicate him in future difficulties. The statutes on the subject of duelling passed by the Legislature were severely criticised by the counsel for the defence, and were, they contended, of such a character as, if carried out, would rob our citizens of every right of independence and justice. Messrs. Aylett and Marshall argued their points at great length, but the limited space afforded precludes us from making any extended notice of their remarks. At a few minutes past four o'clock the m