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The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1863., [Electronic resource],
President's message. (search)
Offering a bribe. --Yesterday a young man named E. J. Forbes was examined before Commissioner Watson on the charge of fraudulently obtaining money from the paymaster's department. During the examination a lad was introduced who proved that Forbes had attempted to bribe him by offering him a gold watch to swear as he wished. The Commissioner sent Forbes on to be indicted for the offence, and held him to ball to answer before the Grand Jury on the 10th inst.