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The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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in the city sick. I then told him he must prove the signature, which he did by producing from the Adjutant General's office a printed certificate given in such cases, and I then paid the claim, amounting to $520. Shortly after his departure, Mr. Pearson, a clerk in my office, told me he had compared the signature of the account I had just paid with that of Capt. Morris, in the Adjutant-General's office, and found them dissimilar, and he believed the whole transaction fraudulent. I then went rris came to my office and pronounced the signature I have spoken of forged. I then had Jones arrested. I am not prepared to swear that Jones committed the forgery, but he did present the forged account, and got the money it claimed. Mr. Chas. Pearson, a clerk in the Pay office, made statements corroborating that of Major Andrews. No further evidence could be obtained on account of the absence from the city of other important witnesses. For want of bail in the amount of $7,500, the