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Abstracts of costs taxed and certified by the District Judge and Clerki
the District of Massachusetts.
1. Indictment for combining and conspiring with other persons
procure the ship Franklin to be cast away and destroyed.
JAMES W. WILSON.
1. Warrant to arrest Wilson-service, $2; copy, $1; commitment, i
50 cents; travel, 5 cents....
50 cents; travel, 5 cents..
ment, 50 Onts; travel, 5 cents....
mitments, $2; travel, 5 cents.
charges, $3; travel, 6 cents
in the same cause as follows:
95 8 95 8 483 3 417 3
Total marshal's fees charged in that suit...
2. Indictment for the same offence, charging him with conspirin
with Charles Smith to destroy the same vessol.
JAMES W. Wilson.
The same number of charges, in precisely the saine words, and
during the same time, (April and May,) and for the same
3. Indictment for the same offence, charging him with conspiring
with John W. Crafts to destroy the same ship.
JAMES W. WIL90%.
Charges of the marsbal.
The charges of marshal's fees in the third cause or indictment is
for serving no less than 28 warrants to commit six witnesses to
charged at $16 05 each, as charge No. 3.,....
charged at $16 05 on each writ.....
Total in 3d suit....
882 75 6,147 56
4. Indictment for combining and conspiring with persons unknown to destroy the ship Franklin.
Jonn W'. CRAFTS.
Marshal's fees, charged in April and May, for serving 29 warrants
to commit 6 witnesses to jail, each time, on each writ, $16 00,
at $16 05 on each writ ...
Total in 4th suit
5. Indicted for combining and conspiring with C. Smith to destroy said ship.
John W. CRAFTS.
1849. April & The charges in this case are precisely the same as in No. 4, for May. serving 29 warrants to commit and 28 writs of habeas corpus,
each on 6 witnesses, charged on each writ $16 05, amounting to
6. Indicted for combining and conspiring with James W. Wilson to destroy the same ship.
JOHN W. CRAFTS.
Charges of the marshal.
April and May, service 1 warrant to commit, and one habeas cor
pus for three witness, charged at $8 55 on edch writ...
7 witnesses, at $18 55 each
6 witnesses at each time--charge, at $16 05 on each writ, &c..
Serving 29 warrants to commit Wilson and 29 writs of habeas cor
pus, for each $3 55.......
The clerk charged in the same causes for each writ of subpæna fifty cents, and for each other writ or warrant one dollar, and for swearing each witness ten cents, amounting in all, including entries, records, &c., in the six causes, to 8.587 70. There were charges in the last suit against Crafts for twentyone subpænas, and for suminoning ninety-two witnesses. There were no charges for issuing or serving subpænas, or swearing witnesses, in any of the causes except the last one stated. The names of the witnesses are not given, but these facts and all the accounts indicate that there was but one sel of witnesses in all the six cuuses, and but one e ramination, which was continued from day to day through a part of the month of April, and part of the month of May; that six of the eight witnesses com milled to prison were al brought out of prison daily on sir writs of habeas corpus, one in cach cause and committed at night on sir warrants, one in each cause; that this proceeding was repeated on twenty-eight different days: and although only one of the ninety-two witnesses sworn could be examined at a time, yet all the six witnesses must be brought up daily on sir different writs of habeus cor pus, to be present on the examination of each of the ninety-two witnesses The charges of the district attorney were but $13 25 in each of these causes amounting in the six causes to only $79 50.
On the 20th instant I addressed a letter to the clerk of the court, request ing him to give me the dates of the proceedings, and the names of each o the witnesses imprisoned, and some other information, but have received no reply. I therefore take it for granted that the deductions in relation to the facts are correct.
The charges above referred to appear in the account of J. O. Barnes, lat marshal of Massachusetts, and were all duly certified by Judge Sprague an bis son, the clerk of the district court. All of which is respectfully submitted: