The Trial of Jeff. Davis

WS 1865-07-14 The Trial of Jeff Davis p 2, col D-Pt1.JPG
WS 1865-07-14 The Trial of Jeff Davis p 2, col D-Pt2.JPG

Title

The Trial of Jeff. Davis

Subject

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Description

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.

Abstract

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.

Source

Walla Walla Statesman

Publisher

Walla Walla W.T.: R.R. and S.G. Rees

Date Issued

1865-07-14

Contributor

Alta California

References

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. IV, No. 31, p. 2, col. D

Provenance

Washington Secretary of State: Historic Newspapers

URL

http://sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

2

End Page

2