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The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The great fraud. Report of the Special Committee of the House on the Fraudulent Abstraction of the Bonds of the Indian Trust Fund--Over-issue of $6,000,000 of Acceptances by Secretary Floyd. The report of the Select Committee of the House of Representatives, of which Mr. Morris, of Ill., is chairman, gives a detailed account of the facts relative to the abstraction of the Indian Trust Bonds. Thirty or forty witnesses were examined, including ex-Secretaries Floyd and Thompson. The latter is exonerated from any complicity in the defalcation, but he, as well as the former Secretaries of the Interior, are censured for the insufficient manner in which the bonds have been held in that Department, there being no adequate responsibility attached to the custodian. According to Mr. Russell's own evidence, he did not know at first where the bonds of which he obtained possession came from. Mr. Balley was an agent for the negotiation or sale of the bonds, and Mr. Lea was an intermedia