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d nothing about backing him up, nor made any threat. The purchase was made in the open street, near the St. Charles Hotel. Recognized a telegraphic dispatch which he received from Mr. Ivey, of Lynchburg, in answer to a subpœna sent for the witness — G. H. Bates — stating that Bates was sick and unable to attend the investigation. Lawson Nunnally testified to the good character of Dr. Wooldridge for probity and integrity. No young man in his acquaintance was more correct and upright. James Blair testified to the same facts. He thought the idea of his stealing a horse was perfectly preposterous. This closed the testimony for the defence. The Mayor said that, from all the evidence produced, he was satisfied that the horse was stolen, but that Dr. Wooldridge came by it honestly. He would therefore discharge him from further prosecution. Mr. Nance, counsel for Mr. Cocke, asked the Mayor what disposition he would make of the horse, and hoped it would be turned over to the law