From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/31/1864, p.1, c. 6
Writ of Habeas Corpus in a Dueling Case. – In the case of Dr. A. E. Peticolas, upon whose refusal to testify before the county justices, with reference to a duel alleged to have been fought between Mr. E. O. Elmore and Mr. John M. Daniel, he was order to be committed to prison for contempt of court, but subsequently was bailed under a writ of habeas corpus, issued by Judge Meredith, returnable before him yesterday morning. Mr. P. H. Aylett, counsel for Dr. Peticolas, made an argument of upwards of three hours’ length in favor of releasing his client from any obligation to testify. – At its conclusion, Judge Meredith adjourned his court till this morning, when General Marshall will resume for the defense; after which Mr. John B. Young, the Commonwealth’s persecutor in the County Court, will close the argument, and the case will then be left with the Judge for his decision.