From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/30/1864, p. 1, c. 6
Trial of Forde. – In the trial of Robert S. Forde, which has been in progress in Judge Lyons’s Court one week to day, Judge Wm. W. Crump opened the argument for the defence yesterday in a speech of two hours and a half’s length. He was followed for about three and a half hours by Senator Simms, of Kentucky, at the conclusion of which the Court adjourned till this morning at 10 o’clock.