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Winnsboro S.C. Oct 2d 1866.

Rion James. H.
S509 R.F&A.L. Vol 8/66

States that the Bolicks are at large and application was made under the Habeas Corpus Act and the Bolicks admitted to bail by Hon. Wm R Robertson, District Judge cash under bond of $5000 - to appear on next criminal Court on 29th inst

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Headquarters Post of Chester S.C.
Chester S.C. Oct 3d 1866.

Respectfully forwarded to Bvt Maj Genl Comdg the State of So. Ca. for his information.-

sigd / Eugene Carter
1st Lt 8th U.S. Infty
Bvt Maj U.S.A.
Comdg Post.

[[stamp]] BUREAU R. F. & A. L. WASHINGTON. REC'D OCT 19 1866 [[/stamp]]

Recorded B

Hd Qrs. Mil Dist of South Carolina
Charleston S.C. Oct 6th 1866.

Respectfully forwarded to the AAA Genl. Dept of the South.-

In this case there appears to be an attempt on the part of the civil authorities to enforce the law. But to admit persons to Bail who have been found Guilty of murder by a Jury is more like a farce, than any intention to vindicate the supremacy of the law; in the punishment of crime

(sgd) R K Scott
Bvt Maj Genl

Headquarters Dept. of the South
Charleston S.C. Oct 9th 1866.

Respectfully returned to Bvt, Maj, Genl R K Scott Comdg Mil. Dist of So Ca. The action of the Com'd'g Officer Mil. Post of Chester is approved. The usual reports of outrages should be continued, and in the Column for remarks, the action of the civil authorities in such cases reported, Special reports should be made in cases of particular importance. It is competent for a civil Court to admit a prisoner to bail in any case before trial and final sentence. the proceeding before the Coroner's jury is Ex=parte

By Command of
Maj Genl D E Sickles
(Sgd) J. W. Clous
1st Lt 6th U.S. Infty
Bvt Capt U.S.A and A.A.A.G.
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