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The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Counterfeiter arrested. --Curtis Pritchett, formerly a member of the McCulloch Rangers, has been arrested in Petersburg, Va., by Detective Jas. Washington Goodrich, by order of the Secretary of the Treasury, for passing counterfeit Confederate Treasury notes in that city. The prisoner was brought before Commissioner Watson yesterday, who continued the case until next Monday, by which time, no doubt, other parties now suspected will be in custody. After Hoyer & Lodwig's lithographies establishment had been broken open last week, and a number of the Treasury notes struck off by the rogues, it came to the knowledge of the authorities that one George Elam, formerly employed by H & L, had been a party to the transaction, having been seen with notes in his possession similar to the ones surreptitiously printed. The detective went to Petersburg in hopes of apprehending Elam; but obtaining a clue to the operations of one of his "pals" in Pritchett, who had succeeded in "shoving off"
be sold better than 113. There is a general belief that we shall have cotton bills in market before very long. An other victory or two will satisfy the reasonable people at the South that the struggle is hopeless, and they will decide that on the whole it is better to sell than to burn their cotton. Letter from the West speak confidently of all present of both cotton and tobacco from Tennessee to Cairo and Cincinnati in the course of the month of March. The following is from Washington: Secretary Chase says that the actual payments from the Treasury average a million and a half of dollars per day, and yet the arrearages have largely accumulated causing serious trouble and distress, and the immediate payments of the latter class is urgently required. The unsatisfied requisitions of the several departments amount to $26,000,000, and the floating debt now exceeds $40,000,000. In this condition of the financial affairs of the United States, he requests that certificate