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The Daily Dispatch: January 14, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Giving false returns. --On yesterday John P. Sledd, a butcher in the Second Market, was examined before C. S. Commissioner A. H. Sands, upon the charge of having made false returns of the gross amount of his sales, to the Assessor of the C. S. War Tax. After an examination, he was remanded for indictment, and admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000 for his appearance. [In this case it was in evidence that Sledd had purchased from J. G. Moffitt and A. G. Robertson, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September, 1863 , $22,275.30 worth of cattle, and that he had, within the same time, sold to Jos. Hierholzer, a tanner, green hides to the amount of $11,113.90, making a total of $33,389.20 for cattle purchased and hides sold. When called upon by the Assessor. Sledd only made a return of $12,000 as the true sum received by him.]