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Colored Member of the Capitol Police Force

From the October 1, 1867 issue of the New York Herald

James M. Murphy, a colored man from Nashville, Tenn., was today appointed by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate a member of the Capitol police force.  He was recommended as a first rate man for the place.


Petition is Dismissed

Nashville Globe
22 Feb 1907

The petition of Ida Cartwright to secure her release from the county jail by writ of habeas corpus was heard by Judge Cartwright in the Circuit on Thursday. The petitioner alleged that she had been arraigned before Judge Baker in the City Court and bound over to the Criminal Court without testimony. Judge Cartwright held that it was not denied that Judge Baker had jurisdiction of the case and that the remedy was in a court of appellate jurisdiction. The petition was dismissed.