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The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley) 2 0 Browse Search
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Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Slaveholding Virtues. (search)
a debauchee in piety and as quarrelsome in his religion as other people are in their drink. But our principal wickedness is our love of money. We do any thing for dollars. We think more of a shilling than of our own souls. Virtus post nummos, is written upon our heart of hearts. The cosmopolitan moralist who admires honesty wherever it may exist will be painfully agitated to learn, that living in the actual centre of sweet and persuasive slaveholding influences, the respectable E. Hunter Taliaferro, first doorkeeper of the Confederate Senate of Virginia, by which we understand the front doorkeeper, has drawn forged warrants upon the State Treasury, to the melancholy tune of fourteen thousand dollars, and what is worse, has bagged the money, or those rags which are supposed to represent the money. The Richmond papers which report this backsliding of the wretched Taliaferro do not say that he has any Yankee blood in his felonious heart, but we suppose it will be eventually discov
oods clerk. His companion has a melodramatic phiz, and a countenance strongly expressive of low cunning. He looked a good second to a daring leader. E. Hunter Taliaferro, a youth aged about seventeen, and Doorkeeper of the Virginia State Senate, was set to the bar for examination on the charge of forging the names of J. M. . In the aggregate they summed up over $14,000. Witnesses testified to the falseness of the various signatures, and to a resemblance between the handwriting of Taliaferro and the filling up of the checks. Also, that he had opportunities for getting the blanks enjoyed by hardly any one else, and that from being "hard up" for monthe Powhatan House, where he exhibited large rolls of $100 and $50 notes. None of the State officers who testified would swear to the handwriting being that of Taliaferro. The money was drawn from the Farmers'. Exchange, and Bank of Virginia, on checks printed for the especial use of the Auditor, having on one side the Auditor's
oni, was brought up for trial, for having, on Thursday night, about 10 o'clock, been caught by the watch with ten pounds of candy, sugar, almonds, &c., in his possession, with which he was making an attempt to reach Exchange Alley. The property belonged to his master. Twenty lashes were awarded in this case Fifteen stripes were ordered to be administered to Robert, slave of J. R. Anderson, for stealing wood from off the Basin bank, Thursday morning, about 4 o'clock. The case of E. Hunter Taliaferro, charged with forging sundry checks and Treasury warrants of the State of Virginia for the payment of $14,000, was called, and continued until Thursday next, on account of the absence of important witnesses.--Prisoner was admitted to ball in the sum of $2,000 for his appearance, J. M. Taliaferro and G. J. Seammell becoming bound as his sureties. Alexander Askew, hailing from Hanover, was arraigned for lying on the sidewalk of Main street Thursday night, and encumbering the thorou