From the Richmond Sentinel, 8/22/1864, p. 1

The Duel Case. - On Saturday morning at 11 o’clock, Messrs. E. C. Elmore and H. R. Pollard appeared before Justices Riddick and Lee, of Henrico, at the Henrico County Court-House, to answer the charges of being concerned in a recent duel, in which it was alleged Mr. John M. Daniel, of the Examiner, was wounded. The witnesses called were the same as examined before the Mayor, viz: Messrs. J. Marshall Hanna, George W. Butler and Dr. A. E. Peticolas, and the evidence was substantially the same, except that Dr. Peticolas put himself upon his right which was acknowledged by the court, to decline to testify, upon the ground that his testimony might criminate himself. Mr. Hanna knew nothing of the case of his own knowledge, Mr. Butler only knew from a conversation with Mr. Elmore that there had been a meeting between the latter and Mr. Daniel, in which Mr. Daniel was struck.

Mr. Hanna knew nothing but what he had heard and which was not evidence.

The case was adjourned, and the accused admitted to bail till next Saturday, that the Commonwealth might secure the presence of Mr. Paulus Powell, who, it is intimated, knows somewhat about this matter.


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