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The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Eight Months' campaigning and the result. (search)
False pretences. --The case of "Col." Wm N. Muler, charged with obtaining a buggy, a addle, and a sum of money from King & Lambeth, by false pretences, was further investigated by the Mayor yesterday. A young Lieutenant, named Frank Tormey, was also arraigned for complicity in the affair. Col Smith, of the Quartermaster's Department, mentioned Tormey as the person who introduced "Col Miller" to him, when the latter made an application for his pay. C. W. Pursell, exchange broker, produced a pay account which he received from a person who represented himself to be Col. Miller, but he could not say whether the prisoner was or was not the man. He (Mr. Purcell) told him that if he could get Col Smith's endorsement he would cash the account. Whereupon he went away and returned in about an hour, saying that Col. Smith declined to make the endorsement on the back of the paper, but presented a certificate from that officer, as follows: "Pay of Col. Miller for August, September, and Oct