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The Daily Dispatch: December 10, 1863., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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nfinement of prisoners who may be placed therein and is not well secured as required by law and the public interest, was read and referred to the Committee on the Jail. A report was received from Dr. Snead. Health Officer, in which he states that but six soldiers remained in the City Hospital, in which there are one hundred patients, all save four white males and one white female being negroes. The building being much crowded, he suggests the renting of another, and the appointment of a superintendent of the hospital, whose whole time can be given to the business of attending on the sick. A communication was read from Dr. George C. Rawlings, declining the acceptance of the appointment as a member of the Board of Health, conferred on him at the last meeting of the Council. The application of Stephen D. Letellier, L. M. Wingfield, Charles A. Shuman, Peter Lawson, Jr., Frederick Maisch, and Wm. Irvin, to be licensed as hers in the Second Market, was heard and granted.
False pretences. --Wm. Irvin, a lad, appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of forging the name of Geo. W. Finley and obtaining $103.20 of C. S. Paymaster Wayt, on a certificate of commutation for hospital rations. Irvin, being a mere boy, is said to have been made the dupe of another party, who received the above money, and who gave him a power of attorney to draw pay for another name at the same office. When taken in charge by Capt. Wayt he made a clean breast of theIrvin, being a mere boy, is said to have been made the dupe of another party, who received the above money, and who gave him a power of attorney to draw pay for another name at the same office. When taken in charge by Capt. Wayt he made a clean breast of the whole affair, and thus relieved himself of much of the odium of the transaction. The Mayor postponed the investigation until this morning, when he will hear all the facts and decide whether the accused has been guilty of forgery and obtaining money by false pretences, or whether he is merely an irresponsible tool in the hands of another party.