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The Daily Dispatch: August 31, 1864., [Electronic resource], Flag of Truce. (search)
Writ of Habeas corpus in a Dwelling case. --In the case of Dr. A. E Peticolas, upon whose refusal to testify before the county justices, with reference to a duel alleged to have been fought between Mr. E. C. Elmore and Mr. John M. Daniel, he was ordered to be committed to prison for contempt of court, but subsequently was bailed under a writ of habeas corpus, issued by Judge Meredith returnable before him yesterday morning. Mr. P. H. Aylett, counsel for Dr. Peticolas, made an argument of upwards of three hours length in favor of releasing his client from any obligation to testify.--At its conclusion, Judge Meredith, adjourned his court till this morning, when General Marshall will resume for the defence; after which, Mr. John B. Young, the Commonwealth's prosecutor in the County Court, will close the argument, and the case will then be left with the Judge for his decision.
Duel. --A duel was fought on Monday afternoon last, between a young doctor from Virginia and a Confederate officer from North Carolina. It took place on Dill's farm, near the spot where Messrs. Elmore and Daniel fought a couple of weeks since, and at the second fire both were wounded — the doctor slightly in one of his hands; the other, in his leg.
The Daily Dispatch: September 1, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Meredith's Court. --The argument in the case of Dr. A. E. Peticolas, who resists the legal right of the County Justices to make him testify with regard to the duel recently fought between Mr. John M. Daniel and Mr. E. C. Elmore, was concluded yesterday, both for the defence and the prosecution. At its conclusion, Judge Meredith intimated that it would be some days before he could render his decision, of which time he would give timely notice to the counsel.
The Daily Dispatch: September 3, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Judge Meredith's Court. --Judge Meredith delivered his opinion yesterday in the habeas corpus case of Dr. A. E. Petticoats, testing the right of the County Justices to make him testify with regard to a duel recently fought by Messrs. John M. Daniel and E. C. Elmore. Taking the ground that neither the statutes of the Legislature nor the Constitution and Bill of Rights of Virginia ever intended that a witness should testify against himself in a matter in which he was particept criminis, the Judge decided that Dr. Peticoles could not be compelled to answer any questions which be thought might criminate himself; and therefore he reversed the decision of Justices Riddick and Lee committing the Doctor to jail for contempt of court in refusing to answer certain questions propounded to him by Mr. John B. Young, the county prosecutor. At the conclusion of Judge Meredith's remarks, Mr. Young gave notice that he should procure a writ of error and take the matter before the Court of Appe
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], Foreign Items. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: September 5, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Duelling case. --On Saturday the case of Messrs. E. C. Elmore and H. Rives Pollard, parties alleged to have been recently concerned in a duel, was again taken up by Justices Riddick and Lee, of Henrico, at the County Court-house. Dr. Tally, a Confederate surgeon, was called to the witness stand, whereupon, Mr. John B. Young, the Commonwealth's prosecutor, propounded questions to him similar to those which had been asked Dr. Peticolas, all of which Dr. T. declined to answer upon th
cution of the case till the Court of Appeals rendered their decision as to the legality of Judge Meredith's opinion releasing Dr. Peticolas from the obligation to give testimony in relation to a duel which had been fought by John M. Daniel and E. C. Elmore.
Mr. Young also stated that information had reached him which indicated that General Henningsen would be an important witness, and he hoped the court would use stringent measures to procure his attendance at the next examination.
The Daily Dispatch: September 15, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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