COMMENT: “Exempt” presumably means exempt for one reason or another from Militia duty.
Last week came on, at the circuit court in Johnstown, County of Montgomery, the trial of an indictment against SOLOMON SOUTHWICK, Esq. for an aledged attempt to bribe ALEXANDER SHELDON, Esq. (late Speaker of the House of Assembly of this state) to vote for, or support, the Bank of America, at the last session of the Legislature.
We are happy to learn that Mr. Southwick was acquitted. The testimony, on the part of the prosecution, was so feeble that the jury expressed a wish to give their verdict without leaving the jury box.... [Their] verdict of NOT GUILTY...was received with the strongest demonstrations of joy and satisfaction by a crowd of spectators who had assembled at the court house to hear the trial. — Troy Registry.
A new species of ducking
On Saturday a substitute for a soldier in one of the camps near this city, being detected in pilfering ducks, had a dead duck slung about his neck labelled “this I stole from a fellow-citizen,” and was paraded in front of the regiment in that plight all day — by which time no doubt he thought he had “brought his duck to a fine market.” — Columbian.