Spirit of Jefferson

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Spirit of Jefferson










Benjamin F. Beall Charlestown, (West) Virginia April 30, 1867

Topics Reconstruction,Government,Religion

The following business was disposed of in this Court during the last week. We copy from the last Register

In the trespass case of E. Tiedman vs. Jas. W. Glenn, as given in our last issue without then having a verdict, the jury afterwards returned a verdict for Plaintiff for $325,00 with interest from Aug. 18, 1861 , until paid, and costs. The suit was brought for the recovery of two horses or their value fixed at $450.

Joseph Myers vs. R. Lucas, Sr. Trespass -- for the recovery of a lot of wheat hauled away by team of defendant during the war. Judgment for plaintiff for $62, $50 with interest from July 1, 1863 , and costs. Berry for plaintiff; Faulkner for defendant.

Wm. A. Chapline vs. E.M. Lackland, Frank Manning, Henry Billings, Yates, Chew, et al. Trespass -- for the recovery of value of goods taken from the store of Plaintiff, in January, 1865 . This suit was watched with some interest, but the evidence not being sufficient to support the charge, before the jury retired the Plaintiff called a Juror and suffered a non-suit. For Plaintiff, Stanton, Blackburn, Chapline and Stubbs; Faulkner for defendants.

M.E. Church vs. G.T. Licklider and others. Ejectment -- to obtain possession of the Methodish Church of this place. This case has been pending for a year past, but has now by jury been decided in favor of the M.E. Church. The result was anxiously awaited by the members of both congregations and the community generally, and from the decision of this court we learn than an appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court of Appeals of this State. Stanton, Blackburn and Chapline for plaintiff; Faulkner, Pendleton and Andrews for defendants.

Jas. D. Fayman, Adm'r. vs. John Marshall. Assumpsit -- for recovery of money on a note, once paid in confederate money. Action dismissed on account of defect in pleadings, at cost of plaintiff. Stanton, Chapline and Stubbs for plaintiff; Faulkner for defendant.