The Trial of Jefferson Davis.

May 22, 1866


The trial for Davis comes to a close, he is found guilty of treason before the U.S. Circuit Court in Virginia. Charges will be confirmed by an official final report is made.


Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun. The Trial of Jefferson Davis- Mr. Fessenden on Reconstruction, &e. Washington, May 20. The trial of Jefferson Davis before the United States Circuit Court in Virginia is considered as settled, but Chief Justice Chase has not yet signified his intention to hold the court for this or any other purpose. The judiciary committee of the House are now directing their attention to the grounds presented to them upon which the charge of treason, not of conspiracy and for Assassination, is founded, and the Chief Justice may await their final report.
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