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The Daily Dispatch: March 17, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Destructive fire. --About three o'clock yesterday morning the fine country mansion of Hon. James Lyons, situated on the Brook turnpike, a little over a mile from the city, was entirely consumed by fire, together with all his furniture, comprising a first class assortment, and a magnificent law library, that cannot be replaced in the Confederacy. The fire was the work of an incendiary, and had gained such headway before it was discovered that the occupants of the house, comprising Mr. and Mrs. Lyons, Miss. Mary Lyons, and Mrs. Robert E. Scott, came near suffocating. Every room in the house was filled with smoke before any one was aroused, and on awakening they had barely time to escape in their night dresses. The density of the smoke was so great that at a late hour yesterday afternoon we learn Mr. Lyons was unable to move about, and was suffering severely from its effects. None of the family saved any of their clothing, and with the exception of a few trifling articles of
The Daily Dispatch: April 5, 1864., [Electronic resource], The negroes at the
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Sent on. --Wilson, slave of Mrs. Centre, and Phil, slave of Mrs. Chamberlayne, were yesterday morning examined before Justices Lee and Nettles at the Henrico County Court house, on the charge of burglariously entering the store-room of Mr. James Lyons last February and stealing several thousand dollars' worth of sugar and other property. It was in evidence that the negroes were seen to come out of Mr. Lyons's front gate on the night of the robbery with bags filled with something, and depg examined before Justices Lee and Nettles at the Henrico County Court house, on the charge of burglariously entering the store-room of Mr. James Lyons last February and stealing several thousand dollars' worth of sugar and other property. It was in evidence that the negroes were seen to come out of Mr. Lyons's front gate on the night of the robbery with bags filled with something, and deposit them in a wagon driven by a white man. The negroes were sent on to the County Court for trial.
The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Trans-
Application for a discharge from military service. --Through his counsel, Hon. James Lyons and Gen. Geo. W. Randolph, R. D'Orsey Ogden, manager of the Richmond Theatre, made an application under a writ of habeas corpus before Judge Halyburton yesterday for a discharge from military service.--The ground upon which he claims exemption is that of being a British subject. It was ordered by the Judge that the writ be issued, returnable on Thursday.
The Daily Dispatch: July 12, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], Argument postponed. (search)
Argument postponed. --The argument in the Ogden habeas corpus case, which was to have been delivered on Saturday before Judge Halyburton, of the Confederate States Court, by Hon. James Lyons, one of the petitioner's counsel, was postponed till Monday, on account of the indisposition of that gentleman. Mr. L. closes the argument in the case, when it will be left in the hands of the Judge for his decision.
The Ogden Habeas Corpus case. --In the Confederate States District Court yesterday Hon. James Lyons delivered his argument in the case of R. D'Orsey Ogden, acting manager of the Richmond Theatre, who sues out for exemption from military service on the ground of his being a British subject. The honorable gentleman occupied t
as taken, it would be just as well to say that Abe Lincoln would constitute himself a Confederate citizen if he were to come to Richmond and remain a single day. Mr. Lyons, in submitting the case to the Judge, based his application for the discharge of his client, firstly, upon the ground that he had never been domiciled at all, and secondly, that if he had been, his domicil never extended to the Confederate States.
We do not pretend to give anything like a report of Mr. Lyons's speech, but merely design to set forth what were its most striking points.
At the conclusion, Judge Halyburton was placed in possession of all the papers which had been used by
The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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Sheep stolen. --On Friday night last Hon. James Lyons's stable, at his farm in Henrico county, was broken open and three of his best sheep were stolen. The thieves were white men, and it is believed were some of those who visited Dr. Powell's farm, in the same neighborhood, a few nights before, and stole seven of his sheep. At that time there were seven of them together, each of whom, when discovered and pursued by Dr. P. and his son, wheeled and fired their muskets at them. They finally succeeded in driving off seven of the doctor's sheep.
The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1864., [Electronic resource],
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