The Trial of Jeff. Davis
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
In the far west, the Alta California speculates on the difficulty of impaneling an impartial jury - as required by law - in the treason trial of Jefferson Davis, in the District of Columbia. The editorial suggestion is to isolate an obscure offense - like recruiting troops in the District to fight against the United States. It may be easier to find potential jurors unaware of that initiative, and therefore neutral about it. The Walla Walla Statesman has been quite consistent in regarding Davis as a traitor.
The Walla Walla Statesman publishes an editorial from the Alta California, commenting on the upcoming jury selection for the treason trial of Jefferson Davis, former president of the Confederate States of America.
Walla Walla Statesman
Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Vol. IV, No. 31, p. 2, col. D
Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers