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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1865., [Electronic resource], Meeting in
Baltimore for the Benefit of Presbyterian ministers in the South. (search)
False pretences. --Samuel W. Scott, a young man of genteel appearance, was arraigned before J
ne of the proprietors of the Spotswood Hotel.
Scott, the prisoner, stayed at the hotel during a pa irst came there he registered his name as Samuel W. Scott, and took a room on the second floor.
So I knew him or not. I then told the Major what Scott had stated to me, and he expressed some distrust concerning his (Scott's) honesty.
I then questioned Scott about his being a detective, and he sScott about his being a detective, and he said he was here with one of the chief detectives of Philadelphia, named Franklin.
After this, I te W. Sharkey, of Philadelphia, to learn whether Scott's statements were true or false.
The answer r Brutus Long & Co.
Mr. Millward recalled.--Scott owes the Spotswood Hotel a bill of forty dolla
Major J. N. Croft, Chief of Police, sworn.--Scott came to my office about the 30th of October an ief of Police of that city that no such man as Scott was employed on their detective force.
I then [2 more...]