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In Lancaster, Ohio, Governor Tod appears in court on charges of kidnapping and illegal imprisonment

David Tod, detail
06/03/1863
Ohio Governor David Tod appeared before the Court of Common Pleas of Fairfield County to answer charges of kidnapping brought by Democratic Congressman Edson B. Olds. Tod had facilitated Olds' military arrest and four-month incarceration in August 1862 after accusations of disloyalty.  Olds sued from prison and even had Tod briefly arrested in April 1863.  Tod's lawyers argued that he was immune from legal action while in office.  The case was continued till the court's next session.  Olds continued to harass Tod with legal action for years.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Gov. Tod and Dr. Olds," Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1863, p. 1.
John A. Marshall, American Bastile: A history of the illegal arrests and imprisonment of American Citizens ... (Philadelphia, PA: Thomas W. Hartley, 1881), 590-595.
 

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