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The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1863., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Counterfeiter arrested. --Matthew Norton, who hails from Memphis, Tenn., and who, at the time, was in possession of seven thousand dollars counterfeits, in Confederate Treasury notes, was arrested in Atlanta, Ga., on the 14th inst.--This young counterfeiter is also a spy, having been observed for several days inspecting the his oath of allegiance to the United States Government, and a passport giving him permission to go out of Memphis with a wagon and team. After his arrest Matthew Norton confessed that he had passed about $3,000 of these counterfeits in the city of Charleston, S. C. We append below such a description of them as will insure thee word. The word "with," in the phrase "with interest," is badly done. $10 Bills.--The third and remaining class of counterfeits which were in possession of Norton is of the denomination of $10. In the counterfeit of this issue the two Xx's are printed in solid red, in the genuine the same letters are in open work. The face