From the Richmond Whig, Monday, 4/28/1862 , p. 3

MR. FRANKLIN STEARNS. - This gentleman, who for some weeks past has been incarcerated in Castle Godwin, on the charge of being a disloyal citizen, has been examined before the Court martial now sitting, and entirely exonerated. He was released Friday and permitted to return to "Tree Hill," his residence in Henrico county.

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