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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource] 8 2 Browse Search
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Rev. Dr. Read, of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Johnson, of Ark., introduced a bill, which was laid on the table and ordered to be printed, to limit or define the term of office of each of the Secretaries of the Executive departments. Mr. Brown, of Miss., offered a resolution that the state of the country demanded that laws should without delay be passed declaring every male citizen in the military service; to repeal the laws authorizing substitutes; to authorize the President to issh was passed, calling on the President, if not inconsistent with the public interest, to furnish the Senate with copies of General Whiting's reports in relation to running the blockade at Wilmington, N. C. At 1½ o'clock P. M., on motion of Mr. Brown, of Miss., the Senate adjourned. In the House, Mr. Conrad offered a resolution that the President be requested to inform the House what amount of cotton has been exported from the Confederate States since the 1st of January last, and also
attempted to collect the money claimed.--The order being informal, Captain Wayt declined to pay it, and on comparing the signatures discovered that that of Colonel Leroy Brown's was a forgery. Captain Wayt then took young Irvin into custody, and when on his way to Col. Brown's office young Irvin stated that if there was anything Col. Brown's office young Irvin stated that if there was anything wrong about the papers he was not aware of it. He confessed that his name was not Finley, but Irvin; that he had received the papers from E. J. Forbes, who was then waiting for him at the Ballard House. Capt. Wayt being satisfied that Irvin had received money on false pretences, had forged or illegally signed the name of Geo. W. Finley, and that the name of Col. Leroy Brown was a forgery, he reported the case to the Mayor. The counsel of the prisoner urged that Irvin had been the dupe of Forbes, who, but a few days previous, had obtained money of the Government by forged papers, and introduced witnesses to show that these surmises were correct. A