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Passing counterfeit money. --Harvey Wash, charged with passing a counterfeit $2.50 gold piece on Perry Jones, and with having in his possession $500 in counterfeit gold coin, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday. The wealth and former good reputation of the prisoner tended to excite considerable public curiosity, and a large crowd was in attendance. The counsel for the accused--Messrs. Crump, Nance and Williams--announced their readiness to proceed, and the witnesses for the Commonwch he alludes. I afterwards went to the house of the prisoner, in Appomattox county, and found there a porte-monnaie, containing $12.50 in coin, which I supposed to be spurious, but Mr. Pairo has pronounced nine dollars of it good money. Perry Jones.--Saw the prisoner on New Year's night. He asked me to change a $2.50 gold piece, and I did so, giving him silver in exchange. This is the piece he gave me. [Exhibited it.] The next morning I ascertained it was not good. On the following nig
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of political corruption and putrefying sores, having the form of Union, while the essence was dead. It stinks in the nostrils of men, and it is high time Virginia had freed herself from the body of this death. Mr. Woolfolk called for the previous question; which, being ordered by the House, the Speaker put the main question, on which the ayes and nays were called by Mr. Kemper.--The voting resulted for second reading — ayes 108, nays 30. The bill was then read by sections. Mr. Jones, of Appomattox, submitted a motion to change the time to 31st January. Mr. Robertson, of R, favored the time (7th February) in the bill as reported from committee. Mr. Haymond said he lived only 18 miles from Pennsylvania. He was not afraid of the Black Republicans. He was opposed to shortening the time for holding the Convention. Mr. Alderson, from Webster and Nicholas, said his people did not take the Richmond papers, and if the 31st of January was fixed upon as the time