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The Daily Dispatch: July 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], No cause for Despondency. (search)
Purloining notes --Peter H Morgan, charged with receiving notes valued at $5,000, knowing them to have been stolen, and attempting to use the same for his own p
large letter bag from Maryland, and had the letters properly distributed.
Morgan's explanation of the whole matter is this; Farr and himself were blockade runne blockade.
Learning that Farr's letter bag had been stolen by Capt. Dickinson, Morgan proceeded to recover it, when he took that and another filled with Farr's goods, and started to Virginia.
On arriving in Richmond Morgan had Farr's goods sold in the owner's name, and held the money subject to his order.
He also attempted to duty to save for each other all they can, and to benefit Farr and not himself, Morgan says, was the cause of his bringing over the bags.
After hearing the evidence r and not himself, Morgan says, was the cause of his bringing over the bags.
After hearing the evidence the Mayor dismissed the warrant, and Morgan was discharged.