From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/25/1864, p. 1, c. 5 

Trial of Forde - A Jury Obtained. – In a short while after the opening of Judge Lyons’s Court on Saturday, the live men necessary to make up the number of twenty-four from whom to draw twelve jurymen to sit in the case of Robert S. Forde, charged with the murder of Robert E Dixon, were obtained. The following are the names of those constituting the jury: E. A. Smith, James C. Johnson, Samuel D. Hicks, Powhatan E. Dapuy, Peter Vail, Henry Bodeker, James W. New, L. Oldham, Thomas Jones, Charles H. Sinton, Richard L. Brown, and A. Wolff. After the administration of the usual oaths to the jurors and witnesses, the hour of three o’clock having arrived, on motion of Gen. Humphrey Marshall, the Court adjourned till this morning at 10 o’clock. The punctual attendance of witnesses is earnestly desired.

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