The Trial of Mr.Davis
April 11, 1866
The trial of Jefferson Davis approaches but the Dispatch welcomes the trial as it is believed the President would pardon Davis should he be convicted.
Mr.Raymond, of New York, offered a resolution requesting the President to take speedy steps for the trial of Jefferson Davis for treason. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. By all means let us have the trial. Let us have a judicial decision upon the question of whether he is guilty of treason. We are sure the President would pardon him if convicted, but it were well to have an authoritative exposition of the law of treason, and of the crime which Mr.Davis has committed.
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