PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS BY GEORGE N. MORRIS OF PERRY COUNTY, ALABAMA, WHO CLAIMS HE IS BEYOND THE AGE OF COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE, FEBRUARY 1865. Confederate Conscription.
PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS BY GEORGE N. MORRIS OF PERRY COUNTY, ALABAMA, WHO CLAIMS HE IS BEYOND THE AGE OF COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE, FEBRUARY 1865.
PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS BY GEORGE N. MORRIS OF PERRY COUNTY, ALABAMA, WHO CLAIMS HE IS BEYOND THE AGE OF COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE, FEBRUARY 1865.

PETITION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS BY GEORGE N. MORRIS OF PERRY COUNTY, ALABAMA, WHO CLAIMS HE IS BEYOND THE AGE OF COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE, FEBRUARY 1865.

Pale blue folio sheet, folded to [4] pp. Written in ink manuscript on lined paper. Old folds, couple of closed tears. Else Very Good. The Petition on the first page, Morris's certification and oath on the second page, third page blank, final page docketed with notes: "Petition of George N. Morris for a writ of Habeas Corpus," and "Feb. 13th, 1865. Petition granted & petitioner discharged. | J.F. Bailey | Judge of Probate."

"TO THE HONORABLE JAMES F. BAILEY JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR THE COUNTY OF PERRY, STATE OF ALABAMA:
"YOUR PETITIONER A CITIZEN OF THE COUNTY & STATE AFORESAID WOULD RESPECTFULLY REPRESENT UNTO YOUR HONOR THAT HE WAS BORN IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON THE 13TH DAY OF DECEMBER A.D. 1813 & THAT HE IS NOW IN HIS FIFTY SECOND YEAR. YOUR PETITIONER WOULD FURTHER STATE THAT LIEUT. MARTIN ENROLLING OFFICER FOR THE COUNTY & STATE AFORESAID UPON THE PRETENCE THAT YOUR PETITIONER IS LIABLE TO DO MILITARY DUTY HAS CAUSED HIM TO BE ARRESTED & NOW HAS HIM IN HIS CUSTODY IN THE COUNTY AFORESAID. YOUR PETITIONER IS ADVISED & BELIEVES THAT HE IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA OR TO THE STATE OF ALABAMA TO DO MILITARY DUTY & THAT HE IS WRONGFULLY & ILLEGALLY RESTRAINED OF HIS LIBERTY. HE WOULD, THEREFORE, PRAY OF YOUR HONOR FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS TO BE DIRECTED TO SAID LIEUT. J.L. MARTIN COMMANDING HIM TO HAVE THE BODY OF YOUR PETITIONER BEFORE YOUR HONOR AT SUCH TIME & PLACE AS YOUR HONOR MAY DESIGNATE THEN AND THERE TO DO & RESOLVE WHAT SHALL THEN & THERE BE CONSIDERED CONCERNING YOUR PETITIONER... | FEBRUARY 9TH 1865. GEORGE MORRIS." Item #37119

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