From the Richmond Sentinel, 1/31/1865, p. 1, c. 4
SUPREME COURT - THE DUEL. - This court was occupied Saturday and yesterday in hearing the argument in the case of Pleasants, Sheriff of Henrico vs A. E. Peticolas.
This case, it will be recollected, originated in an appeal taken by the County Court of Henrico from the decision of Judge Meredith, who discharged Dr. Peticolas from a commitment for contempt, in refusing to testify as a witness in the case of E. C. Elmore and H. R. Pollard, charged with being concerned in a duel, in which J. M. Daniel was alleged to have been shot.
The argument on Saturday was on the preliminary question raised by Mr. Aylett, counsel for Dr. Peticolas, who moved to dismiss the appeal upon the ground that, in a criminal case, the Commonwealth was not entitled to a writ of error. Mr. Marshall spoke on the same side yesterday.